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GENEALOGY 
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THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 

Volume V 



THE MAYFLOWER 
DESCENDANT 



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Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography 



1903 



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BOSTON 

PUBLISHED BY THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

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Editor 
GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 

Committee on publication 

WINSLOW WARREN EDWIN S. CRANDON 

Rev. EDWARD H UNITING RUDD GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



Allen, William, Deed to John 

Browne, 31 
Allen, William, Deed to Henry 

Tucker, 36 
"Anne/' the ship, 114, 228 
Atwood, John, Will and Inventory 

of, 153 

Barnes. John, Deed from John 

Jourdaine, 93 
Barnstable. Mass., Vital Records^ 

72, 171 
Bartlett, Robert, Deed from Samuel 

Hicks, 94 
Book Notes : 

Litchrield Family in America, 128 
Samoset, Indian Sagamore, 128 
Bradford, Joseph' 2 , His Will and 

the Reasons for Not Approv- 
ing it, 217 
Bradford, Gov. William, Letter 

Book of, 5, 75, 164, 198 
Brewster, Benjamin, His Wife 

Ann Darte, Not Ann Darbe, 

193 
Bresvster Book, 24. 193 
Brewster, Mass., Records of the 

First Parish. 17 
Brewster. Mass., Vital Records, 63, 

127, 191. 192 
Brewster. William, In Memory of, 

63 
Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records, 

247 
Browne, John, Deed from William 

Allen, 31 
Browne, John, Deed from William 

Snow, 33 
Browne, John, Deed from Ephraim 

Tinkham, 31 
Browne, Peter, Settlement of His 

Estate and Deeds of Land 

Belonging to His Heirs, 29 

Cabinet of the Massachusetts So- 
ciety, Donations to, 56, 123, 
187, 253 



Cape Cod Town Record Fund, 62, 
63, 64, 127, 192, 256 

Cape Cod Towns, Genealogical Re- 
search in, 64 

" Catherine,"' the ship, 8 

" Charity," the ship, 26 

Chatham, Mass., Vital Records. 
120, 141, 192 

Church Records: 
Brewster, Mass., 17 
Harwich, Mass., 17 
Plymouth, Mass., 214 

Church, Richard, Will and Inven- 
tory of, 1 18 

Churchill, John, Deed from Philip 
Delano, 92 

Churchill, John, and Benajah Pratt, 
Deed from Philip Delano, 92 

Colonial Research Fund, 113, 127, 
237, 256 

"Compact," the name, Query, 128 

Cooke, Josiah" 2 , Will of, 185 

Cushman, Allerton, Bond of, 21 

Cushman, Eikanah. Will of. and 
the Bond of His Sons Josiah 
and Allerton, 20 

Cushman, Josiah. Bond of, 2 1 

Deeds, Grantors and Grantees: 

Allen, William, 31, 36 

Barnes, John, 93 

Bartlett, Robert, 94 

Browne, John, 31. 33 

Churchill, John, 92 

Delano, Philip, 92 

Harlow, William, 95 

Hicks. Samuel, 94, 95 

Jourdaine, John, 93 

Pratt, Benajah, 92 

Sampson, Henry, 30 

Shaw, John, 91 

Snow, William, 33, 34 

Tinkham. Ephraim, 30, 31. 34 

Tucker, Henry, 36 

Winslow, John, 91 
Delano, Philip, Deed to John 
Churchill, 92 



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Index of Subjects. 



Delano, Philip, Deed to John 
Churchill and Benajah Pratt, 
92 

Dennis, Mass., Vital Records, 192 

Depositions : 

Capt. John Gorham, 28 
John 2 Soule, 46 

Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., 101, 251 

District of Columbia Society, Mem- 
bers elected, 6, 125, 189, 255 

District of Columbia, Supplemental 
Line Filed, 190 

Doty, Edward 2 , Settlement of His 
Estate, 210 

Doty, Mary 2 , Wife of Samuel 
Hatch, 1 1 1 

Eastham, Mass., North Precinct 

Records, 96 
Eastham, Mass., Vital Records, 22, 

126, 127, 192, 195 

Fitch, Jabez, Jr., Diary of, 101, 251 

Forefathers' Day Service of Mass- 
achusetts Society, 122 

Freeman, Major John, His Will and 
Inventory and the Agreement 
of His Heirs, 143 

Fuller, Rev. Samuel, Settlement of 
His Estate, 65 

Genealogical Research in Cape Cod 
Towns, 64 

Gorham, Capt. John, Deposition of, 
28 

Gorham, Col. John, His " Wast 
Book " and His " Dayly Jour- 
nal," 172 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records, 103, 

Harlow, William, Deed from 

Samuel Hicks, 95 
Harwich, Mass., First Parish Rec- 
ords, 17 
Harwich, Mass., Vital Records, 86, 

202 
Hatch, Samuel, His Wife Mary 

the Daughter of Edward Doty, 

in 
Hicks, Samuel, Deed to Robert 

Bartlett, 94 
Hicks, Samuel, Deed to William 

Harlow, 95 



Hinckley, Gov. Thomas, His Will 
and Inventory, 237 

Hopkins, Stephen, and His De- 
scendants, 47 

Illinois Society, Members Elected. 
59, 124, 189 

Illinois Society, Officers Elected, 59 
Illinois Society, Supplemental Lines 

Filed, 59 
Illustrations: 

Anthony Snow's Will, 1 

Bond of Widow Elizabeth Fuller, 

65 
Earliest Known Record Contain- 
ing the Name " Mayflower/' 

»3 

Endorsement on Woodman 

Guardianship Papers, 129 
Facsimiles from Col. John Gor- 
ham's 4i W T ast Book," 173, 176. 
177, 178, 179 
Benjamin 3 Brewster's Marriage 
Record, 193 
Index of Persons, 257 
Index of Places, 289 
Inventories, see Wills, Inventories* 
etc. 

Jourdaine, John, Deed to John 
Barnes, 93 

Library of Massachusetts Society, 
Donations to, 56, 123, 187, 253 

Litchfield Family in America, Book 
Note, 128 

" Little James," the ship, 80 

Maine Society, Members Elected, 

61, 126, 256 
Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records, 

233 

Massachusetts Society, Cape Cod 
Town Record Fund of, 62-64, 
127, 192, 256 

Massachusetts Society, Colonial Re- 
search Fund of. 113, 127. 237, 
256 

Massachusetts Society, Committees 
Appointed, 122 

Massachusetts Society, Forefathers" 
Day Service of, 122 

Massachusetts Society, Library of, 
56, 123, 187,253 



Index of Subjects. 



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Massachusetts Society, Meetings of, 
56, 122, 187, 253 

Massachusetts Society, Members 
Elected, 57, 123, iS8, 253 

Massachusetts Society, Officers 
Elected, 56 

Massachusetts Society, Old Colony 
Town Record Fund of, 195, 
256 

Massachusetts Society, Publication 
of Vital Records, 62, 63, 126, 
127, 191, 192, 256 

Massachusetts Society, Supple- 
mental Lines Filed, 5S, 124, 
188, 254 

Maverick, Moses, His Will and In- 
ventor)* and the Settlement of 
His Estate, 129 

Mayflower Genealogies, 47 

" Mayflower," the name, 1 13 

"Mayflower," the ship, 113, 114. 
129. 185, 205, 224, 225 

Mayo Query, 128 

Michigan Society, Members 
Elected, 6r, 191 

Middleborough, Mass., Vital Rec- 
ords, 37 

More, Richard, Parentage of, 256 

New York Society, Members 

Elected, 58, 124, 188, 255 
Notes : 

Brewster. In Memory of Elder 

William. 63 
Brewster. Mass., Vital Records, 

191 
Brewster, Mass., Vital Records, 

Memorial Edition of, 127 
Cape Cod Town Record Fund, 

63, 127, 192, 256 
Chatham and Dennis Vital Rec- 
ords, 192 
Colonial Research Fund, 127, 256 
Eastham, Orleans, Provincetown 

and Wellfleet Vital Records, 

126 
Genealogical Research in Cape 

Cod Towns, 64 
Memorial Edition of Brewster, 

Mass.. Vital Records, 127 
More, Richard, Parentage of. 256 
Old Colonv Town Record Fund, 

191,256 
Perth Assembly, 192 



Plymouth County, Mass., Vital 
Records of Towns in, 191 

Truro, Mass., Vital Records, 62, 
126, 191 

Vital Records of Towns in Plym- 
outh County, Mass., 191 

Ohio Society, Committees Ap- 
pointed, 125 

Ohio Society, Members Elected, 59, 
125 

Ohio Society, Officers Elected, 125 

Old Colony Town Record Fund, 
191, 256 

Orleans, Mass., Vital Records, 22, 
[26, 127, 192, 195 

Pennsylvania Society, Members 
Elected, 124, 189, 255 

Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 62, 126, 
191, 256 

Plymouth Colony Deeds. 90 

Plymouth Colony Wills and Inven- 
tories, 153 

Plymouth County, Mass., Vital Rec- 
ords of Towns in, 191 

Plymouth, Mass., First Church Rec- 
ords, 214 

Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records, 

53» 99 

Plympton, Mass., Vital Records. 
180, 206 

Pratt, Benajah, and John Churchill, 
Deed from Philip Delano, 92 

Provincetown, Mass., Vital Rec- 
ords, 126, 127, 192 

Queries: 

The Name ''Compact," 128 
Mayo, 128 

Reports from State Societies, 56, 
122, 1S7, 253 

Rhode Island Society, Members 
Elected, 60, 126, 190 

Rhode Island Society. Supple- 
mental Line Filed, 191 

Rogers, John*-, Will of, 205 

Samoset, Indian Sagamore, Book 

Note, 128 
Sampson, Henry, Deed from 

Ephraim Tinkham, 30 



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Index of Subjects. 



Savory, Benjamin, Indenture of, 90 

Scituate, Mass., Vital Records, 114 

Settlements of Estates, see Wills, 
Inventories, etc. 

Shaw, John, Deed from John Win- 
slow, 91 

Snow, Anthony, Will and Inventory 
of, 1 

Snow, William, Deed to John 
Browne, 33 

Snow, William, Deed to Ephraim 
Tinkham, 34 

Soule, John 2 , Deposition of, 46 

Soule, Zachariah, Inventory of, no 

"Speedwell," the ship, 225 

Tinkham, Ephraim, Deed to John 
Brown, 31 

Tinkham, Ephraim, Deed to Henry 
Sampson, 30 

Tinkham, Ephraim, Deed from Wil- 
liam Snow, 34 

Town Records (see also Vital Rec- 
ords) : 
Wellfleet, 96 

Truro, Mass., Vital Records, 62, 63, 
126, 127, 191, 192^ 

Tucker, Henry, Deed from William 
Allen, 36 

Turner, John, Sr., Will and Inven- 
tory of, 41 

Vital Records (see also Church 
Records) : 
Barnstable, 72, 171 
Brewster, 63, 127, 191, 192 
Bridgewater, 247 
Chatham, 120, 141, 191 
Dennis, 192 

Eastham, 22, 126, 127, 192, 195 
Halifax, 103, 151 
Harwich, 86, 202 
^Marshfield, 233 
Middleborough, 37 



Orleans, 22, 126, 127, 192, 195 
Plymouth, 53, 99 
Plympton, 1S0, 206 
Provincetown, 126, 127, 192 
Scituate, 1 14 

Truro, 62, 63, 126, 127, 191, 192 
Yarmouth, 27, 159 
Vital Records of Barnstable County 

Towns, 62, 63, 126, 127, 191, 

192, 256 
Vital Records of Plymouth County 

Towns, 191 

Wellfleet, Mass., Records, 96 
Wellfleet, Mass., Vital Records. 63, 

126, 127, 192 
Wills, Inventories and Settlements 
of Estates : 

Atwood, John, 153 

Bradford, Joseph 2 , 217 

Browne, Peter, 29 

Church, Richard, 118 

Cooke, Josiah 2 , 185 

Cushman, Elkanah, 20 

Doty, Edward 2 , 210 

Freeman, Major John, 143 

Fuller, Rev. Samuel, 65 

Hinckley, Gov. Thomas, 237 

Maverick, Moses, 129 

Rogers, John 2 , 205 

Snow, Anthony, 1 

Soule, Zachariah 2 , no 

Turner, John, Sr., 41 

Winslow, Gov. Josiah, 82 
Winslow, Edward, 224 
Winslow, John, Deed to John Shaw, 

9 1 

Winslow, Gov. Josiah, Will and In- 
ventory of, 82 

Wisconsin Society, Members 
Elected, 60, 125, 190 

Yarmouth, Mass, Vital Records, 27, 
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ANTHONY SNOW'S WILL. 



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Vol. V. JANUARY, J903. No. J. 



ANTHONY SNOWS WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Literally Transcribed, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Anthony Snow died at Marshfield in August, 1692, accord- 
ing to the town records.* Since the codicil to his will was dated 
8 August, 1692, his death must have occurred between the 
eighth and the thirty-first days of that month. His wife was 
Abigail 2 Warren {Richard 1 ), who survived him. His will is 
now in possession of the Connecticut Historical Society at 
Hartford, Conn. They have had it for many years and do not 
know from whom they received it. Permission to photograph 
it was secured through the courtesy of their Librarian, Mr. 
Albert Carlos Bates. It is written on the first two pages of 
a four-page folio seven and five-eighths by twelve and one-fourth 
inches in size, and is in very good condition. 

The will and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth County 
Probate Records, Volume I, pages 156-158. The copy of the 
will here given was made from the original document ; the copy 
of the inventory was made from the probate records as the origi- 
nal has disappeared from the files. The illustration shows t he- 
first page of the will. 



I Anthony Snow of Marshfeild being weake of body, but of 
Sound mind & memory Prased be God Doe make this my last 
Will & Testament in maner & form following that is to say. I 
Committ my Soule into the hands of God my Savior & my 'body 

* Mayflower Descendant, III : 187. 



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A)itJwny Snow's Will and Inventory. 



to Desent buriall when god shall please to Call me home & for 
the clisposall of my outward Estate which God hath graciously 
given me my mind & will is it shall be Disposed as followeth 

Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my welbeloved wife 
Abigail the house wherin I now live with my Barn outhouseing 
& orchyard & all the land lying next to the S d housing soe far as 
the Cart way leading from the Causaw to Bourns fence & one 
third, of all my meadow lying at the South River, to be en- 
joyed by her dureing the Term of her naturall Life. Item I 
give to my s d wife two oxen & 4 Cows which she shall Chuse 
out of my Cattle & also I Give her my Indian maid sevant : 
Item I give to my S d wife all my land at Namasket to her her 
heirs & assigns for ever ; Item I give & bequeath unto my S d 
wife my best bed best Rug best Coverlid one pair of blankets a 
boulster & Pillows & Pillowberes & two pair of sheets at her 
owne dispose. 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Granson Jams ford all 
my land at Mattakeset. threescore acres more or less To him 
& his heirs for ever 

Item I give & bequeath unto my son Josias Snow all my 
other lands whatsoever & the Remainder of the lands hereby 
given to his mother for her life To have & to hold to him & 
his heires for Ever 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughters Lidia Sarah & 
alis & to my Dater Abigails Children all the Rest of my neat 
Cattle To be Equally devided into four parts & each sister to 
have one part & Abigails Children to have one part only Jams 
ford to have noe part with y e Rest of Abigails Children. Item 
I give to [m]y wife [twe]nty pounds in money & to my son 
Josias ten pounds in money & to my Daughter Lidia ten pounds 
in money & to my Daughter Sarah ten pounds in mony & to 
my Daughter Alee ten pounds in money & to my Daughter 
Abigails Children nine pounds in money to be Equally devided 
amongst them exsept Jams ford who shall have noe part thereof. 
Item I give to my Daughter in law my son Josias 3 wife twenty 
shillings, & to my grandchildren Hanah & Abigail ford twenty 
shillings a peice in money. Item I give & bequeath to my 
loveing wife my mare & sheep & swine & all my houshold 
goods & othere estate not hereby disposed of whom I appoint 
to be sole Executrix of this my last Will & testament & my will 
is that what of the S d houshold goods shall be remaining at my 
wivs discease shall be equally devided amongt all my Children 
& I desire my brother Joseph Warren & my Loveing frend Cap 1 
Nathaniel Thomas to be Overseers of this my last Will & Testa- 



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mcnt hereby makeing null & void all other & former Wills by 

me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & 

seal the Eaight & twentieth day of Desember Anno. Dom. 1685 

This Instrum t was Signed & Anthony Snow (seal) 

scaled by the aboves d Anthony 

Snow & Declared by him to be 

his last Will & Testament 

In the p r sence of us 

N'athaniell winslow 

faith winslow 

Nathaniel Thomas 



Cap 1 Nath" Thomas & m re ffaith Winslow two of the wit- 
nesses herein named appeared January 3 d : 169I before William 
Bradford Esq r judge &c & made oath that they were present & 
Saw & heard Anthony Snow above named Signe Seal & de- 
clare y e above written Instrument to be hi[s] last will & Testa- 
ment and that to y e best of their judgmefnt he] was of Sound 
mind and memory when he did y e same * 

A[ttest] Sam 1 Sprague Regist r 

[On the second page .] 

Memomorandum that I the within Named Anthony Snow 
on the 8 th day of August 1692 being of sound mind & Memory 
Praised be God Doe Rattifie & Confirm the within written 
Will by me formerly made & Declare the same to be my last 
Will & Testam t And doe further add thereunto at this time 
as follows That is to say that what money I shall leave more 
then is disposed by the within Will shall be disposed & I 
doe hereby dispose one forth part thereof to my Dear & love- 
ing wife, & the other three parts therof to be devided amongst 
my Children & grandchildre in such maner as is by the will 
within written ordered for the deviding my money therein 
given 

And I doe further declare my mind & Will That what my 
wife hath already given to three of my Daujhtr Abigails Chil- 
dren shall be Recond as part of their Portion which I have given 
them by the within written Will And further my will is that what 
money or goods my wife has as her own I doe hereby give her 
to her dispose as she sees meet In Witness wherof I have here- 
unto set my hand & seale the day aboves d only first I add that 
my Daughter Sarah Portion w* what shee hath already had shall 



4 Anthony Snoius Will and Inventory. 

be made Equall w* my other daughters with what they have al- 
ready had 

Signed seald & Declared by Anthony Snow {seal) 

the abovsd Anthony Snow 
to be his last Will & Testam* 
In presence of us 
Nathaniel Thomas 
Deborah Thomas 

January y e 3 d 169I appeared Capt Nath 11 Thomas one of y e 
witnesses here named & made oath before William Bradford 
Esq r judge y* he was present & Saw & heard Anthony Snow 
above named Sign Seal & declare the above written Codicil to 
be his last will & Testament and that he saw Deborah his wife 
Subscribe with him as a witness to y e Same and that to y e best 
of his judgment y e S d Testator was of disposing mind & memory 
when he did y e same 

Attest Sam 1 Sprague Regist r 

[On a sheet pasted on below the codicil^ 

William Bradford Esq r Commissionated by his Excellency 
S r W Phips Kn* Captain Generall and Govern 1 " in Chief in and 
over their Ma ties Province of the Massachusets Bay in Xew 
England with the advice and Consent of the Councill, for the 
Granting Probate of Wils and Letters of Administration within 
the County of Plimouth &c. To all to whome these presents 
Shall Come or may Concern Greeting. Know yee that on the 
third day of January i6cj|. Before me at marshfield the will of 
Anthony Snow Late of Marshfield aforesaid to these Presents 
anexed was Proved approved and allowed, who having while he 
lived and at the time of his Death Goods Chattels Rights and 
Credits The Said deceased and his will in any maner Concern- 
ing was Comitted unto Abigail his Wife Executrix in the same 
will named Well and truly to Administer the same and to make 
a true and Perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods 
Chattels Rights and Credits of the said Deeas d and the Same 
to Exhibit into the Registers Office of the said County accord- 
ing to Law Also to Render a true and Plain account of her said 
Administration upon Oath. 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the 
Seal of the said Office. 

William Bradford 
Dated at Marshfield the third day of January 169I 

Sam 1 Sprague Regis* 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 



Recorded in y e 156 and 157 th pages of Plimouth Counties 
Book of Records for wills. &c 



[Plym. Co. Prob. Reds., I : 158] 

An Inventory of y L * Goods and Chattels of Anthony Snow 

Late of Marshfield Deceased Apprized by us under written y e 

1 2 lh day of Nov r 1692 : 

Imp™ his Purse Books and Apparrell 

Item 4 Beds &: furniture belonging to them 

Item by Pewter tinn Brass & Iron &: Copper 

Item bv tables fourms Settle Stooles Cubberd Chairs & 
'Chests 

It By armes horse furniture & divers sorts of Lumber 

It. By neat Cattel Sheep & swine & mare 

It By houshold Linnen and homespun Cloth 

Item By wooll & Max about 70 pound and corn and flax 
unbraked 

Stephen Skeff 
Michael ffoord 
Joseph Waterman 
Robert Barker 



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Abigail Snow Relict and Widdow of Anthony Snow Late of 
Marshfield deceased appeared on y e 3 d day of January 169I Be- 
fore William Bradford Esq r judge & Solemnly affirmed that y e 
above written is a true Inventory of y e Goods & Chattels of 
y* Said deceased (Except y e money Given her in y e Will of S d 
deceased Called her own money) So far as She yet knoweth 

Attest Sam 1 Sprague Regis tr 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK. 

Reprinted, by permission, from the Collections of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Governor Bradford's Letter Book is so little known it 
has been decided to reprint it in this magazine and make it ac- 
cessible to all. Unfortunately the fragment of the original 
manuscript rescued by Mr. Clarke cannot now be found, and 
the text printed in the " Collections of the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society," Volume III (1794), pages 27 to j6 inclusive, 
has been followed. From the first volume of the " Proceed- 
ings " of the same society we also reprint in full the account of 
the receipt of the manuscript, and notes regarding it. 



6 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

[Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 51, 52] 

At a meeting of the Historical Society, on Tuesday, the 
thirtieth day of July, 1793, at Winthrop's or Governor's Island 

The following donations were received : — - 

For the Library : — Fragment of a MS. Letter-book of Governor 
Bradford, of Plymouth, from 1624 to 1630, found in a grocer's 
shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From James Clarke, Esq., of 
Halifax. 

This fragment of Governor Bradford's Letter-book was 
printed in Vol. III. of the Collections, making fifty pages. It 
appears from a note at the beginning of the printed text that 
the MS. of the part preserved began with "page 339, the pre- 
ceding pages wanting," and covered the years 1624- 1630. 
This shows that what was recovered was but a small part of 
what was lost ; while it is probable that the collection originally 
contained also letters of a later date than 1630. Governor 
Bradford's History closed with the year 1646, and the letters 
which he had preserved to illustrate that part of the narrative, 
from 1630 to its conclusion, may have been included in his 
Letter-book, as well as those used in the earlier portion. The 
fragment recovered may have been one volume of a series con- 
tinuously paged. The fortunate recovery of Governor Brad- 
ford's History, some sixty years after Mr. James Clarke rescued 
this fragment from a grocer's shop in Halifax, happily supplies 
to a certain extent the place of the Letter-book ; for, while the 
author did not copy into his History all these letters, we may 
well suppose him, judging from the use he made of those pre- 
served, to have used the most valuable part of them. 

The finding of this manuscript in Halifax naturally suggests 
the thought that it left Boston at the time of the "evacuation," 
in March, 1776; and, it being well known that the British 
soldiers during the occupation of Boston had free access to the 
Historical Library of books and manuscripts of the Rev. Thomas 
Prince, kept in a room in the tower of the Old South Meeting- 
house, that it was taken from that collection. This is not improb- 
able. There may be no positive evidence that Prince's Library 
then contained this Letter-book, yet we know that it was once in 
Prince's possession. For, besides the manuscripts of Bradford, 
which he mentions, in the preface to his Chronological History, 
as having had an "opportunity to search," — namely, "Brad- 
ford's History of Plymouth People and Colony," in folio, and 
"A Register of Governor Bradford's, in his own hand, record- 
ing some of the first deaths, marriages, and punishments at 
Plymouth, with three other miscellaneous volumes of his," in 



Governor Bradford 's Letter Book. 7 

octavo, — he several times refers, in his notes on the margin of 
Bradford's manuscript History, to " Governor Bradford's Col- 
lection of Letters." See pp. 47, 61, 64, and 71 of the printed 
volume.* 

The following is the letter of Mr. Clarke which accompanied 
the manuscript : 

"Halifax, May 28, 1793. 

"Sir, — The enclosed ancient manuscript I found some 
years ago in a grocer's shop in this town, of whom I obtained 
it with a view of saving what remained from destruction. I 
lament extremely that a page has been torn out ; and it gives 
me pleasure that I now have an opportunity of placing it in 
your hands, — a freedom I am induced to take from your ad- 
vertisement of the first of November, 1792, and from a per- 
suasion that it may contribute in some measure to the important 
objects of your Society, and I could wish I might otherwise be 
serviceable. 

"I am, respectfully, Sir, your most obedient humble servant, 

"James Clarke. 
** The Rev. Jeremy Belknap." 






Where the writer speaks of a page being torn out, he prob- 
ably means that one leaf had been torn out of the volume. 
Bradford may have written on one side only of the leaf in copy- 
ing his letters, as he generally did in writing his History, so that 
one leaf would represent one page of writing. — Eds. 



Governour Bradford's Letter Book. 

[Page 339 — the preceding pages wanting.] 

To our beloved and right well esteemed friend Mr. William 

Bradford Governour these, but inscribed thus : 
To our beloved friends Mr. William Bradford, Mr. Isaac Aller- 

ton, Mr. Edward Winslozv, and the rest whom they think fit 

to acquaint therewith. 

Two things (beloved friends) we have endeavoured to effect, 
touching Plymouth plantation, first, that the planters there might 
live comfortably and contentedly. 2d that some returns might 
be made hither for the satisfying and encouragement of the ad- 
venturers, but to neither of these two can we yet attain. Nay, 

* Edition of 1856. 



8 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

if it be as some of them report which returned in the Catherine, 
it is almost impossible to hope for it, since, by their sayings, the 
slothfulness of one part of you, and the weakness of the other 
part, is such, that nothing can go well forward. And although 
we do not wholly credit these reports, yet surely, either the 
country is not good where you are, for habitation ; or else there 
is something amiss amongst you ; and we much fear the willing 
are too weak and the strong too idle. And because we will not 
stand upon the number of the objections made by them against 
you ; we have sent them here enclosed, that you may see them 
and answer them. {These are those which are inserted and 
answered before in this book ; namely, before LifonTs letters , 
where those letters should also have been placed, but they cayne 
not then to hand and I thought better to put them in, than to 
omit them.) 

As for such as will needs be upon their particulars now that 
they are gotten over, you must be sure to make such covenants 
with them, as that first or last the company be satisfied for all 
their charge. Neither must you proceed to these agreements 
and consultations with many at once, otherwise how easy might 
they make a lead in rebellion, which have so long done it in 
cheating and idleness. 

Touching Mr. Weston, his disturbing of you about that 
jQioo taken up for Mr. Brewer, except we conclude with Solo- 
mon that oppression maketh a wise man mad, we cannot but 
wonder at it, seeing under his own hand, it is apparently and 
particularly expressed, summed up and sold with the rest of 
his adventures, so as no sober man can possibly question it. 
2dly, had it not been sold, Mr. Brewer might well have had it, 
to pay himself part of a debt which Mr. Weston oweth him for 
commodities sold to him, which he saith amounteth to above 
£100, as he can prove by good testimony. 3dly, if it had not 
been apparently sold, Mr. Beuchamp who is of the company 
also, unto whom he oweth a great deal more, had long ago at- 
tached it (as he did other's i6ths) and so he could not have 
demanded it, either of you or us. 

And if he will not believe our testimony here about, who 
shall believe his, either in this, or any other matters. It is a 
dangerous case, when a man groweth naught in prosperity, and 
worse in adversity, and what can the end of all this be, but 
more and more misery. And for conclusion with him, you may 
shew him what we have wrote about him, and if that satisfy 
him not, but that he shall still follow his mad and malicious 
practices against you, warn him out of your precincts, and let 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 9 

it be upon his peril to set foot thereon ; it being indeed no 
reason that a whole plantation should be disturbed or indamaged 
by the frantic humours of any one man whatsoever. 

Now further for yourselves ; as the power of government is 
fallen upon you, both by lot and desert (as we are persuaded) 
so your troubles and cares have been so much the more hitherto ; 
and we would not have you think of easing yourselves till you 
have either made things better, or ended your warfare ; for it is 
best that the world afford us these crosses lest we should forget 

it he meditation of heaven. 
And we pray you all even look to yourselves, and your ways ; 
that there be not amongst you some cause or occasion of these 
evil men's insultings and bravery upon you, as they do, that 
we charge you with nothing, but are ready to make your just 
defence at all times against opposites ; yet let it not offend you, 
that we wish you to look to yourselves, as first that you walk 
close with God, being fervent and frequent in prayer, instruction 
and doctrine, both openly and privately. 2dly, that you instruct 
and bring up your young ones in the knowledge and fear of 
God, restraining them from idleness and profanation of the 
Sabbath. 3dly, that you freely and readily entertain any honest 
men, into your church, estate and society, though with great 
infirmities and difference of judgment ; taking heed of too great 
straitness and singularity even in that particular. 4thly, that 
there be fervent love and close cleaving together among you 
that are fearers of God, without secret whispering or under- 
mining one of another, and without contempt or neglect of such 
as are weak and helpless, if honest, amongst you. This do, and 
in all thing;s be humble, cheerful and thankful ; that if you can- 
not grow rich in this world, yet you may be rich in grace ; and 
if you can send us no other treasure, yet let all that visit you, 
bring from you the fame of honesty, religion and godliness, 
which we trust, shall comfort us more than all else you can 
send us in this world. 

At a word, though we be detected of folly, ignorance, want 
of judgment, yet let no man charge us with dishonesty, loose- 
ness or unconscionableness ; but though we lose our labours or 
adventures, or charges, yea our lives ; yet let us not lose one 
jot of our innocence, integrity, holiness, fear and comfort with 
God. 

And, thus ceasing for this time to trouble you further; 
praying God to bless and prosper you, and sanctify all your 
crosses and losses, that they may turn to your great profit and 






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comfort in the end, with hearty salutations to you all, we lov- 
ingly take leave of you, from London, April 7, 1624. 
Your assured lovers and friends, 

James Sherley 3 Thomas Fletcher, 

Thomas Brewer, Jo Jin Ling, 

William Collier, William TJiomas, 

Joseph Pocok, Robert Reayne. 

[Now follows the first letters we received after the breach; 
for Mr. Thomell and the rest never replied nor writ more unto 
us, being partly ashamed of what they done and written.] 

To our beloved friends Mr. William Bradford, Mr. Isaac 
Allerton, Mr. William Brezvster, and the rest of the general 
society of Plymouth in New England, salutations. 

Though the thing we feared be come upon us and the evils 
we strove against, have overtaken us ; yet cannot we fcrget 
you, nor our friendship and fellowship, which, together we have 
had some years ; wherein though our expressions have been 
small, yet our hearty affections towards you (unknown by face) 
have been no less than to our nearest friends, yea even to our 
own selves. And though your and our friend, Mr. Winslow, 
can tell you the estate of things here, and what hath befallen 
us ; yet lest we should seem to neglect you, to whom by a won- 
derful providence of God, we are so nearly united ; we have 
thought good once more to write unto you, and the arguments 
of our letter must consist of these three points, first to shew 
you what is here befallen, 2dly, the reason and cause of that 
which is fallen, 3rdly, our purposes and desires towards you 
hereafter. 

The former course for the generality here is wholly dissolved 
from that course which was held. And whereas you and we, 
were formerly sharers, and partners in all voyages and dealings, 
this way is now so no more, but you and we are left to bethink 
ourselves, what course to take in the future, that your lives and 
our monies be not lost. And this, as ourselves first saw, so 
have we begun to practice, as we thought best for your and 
our safety for hereafter ; and it standeth you no less in hand 
seriously to consider what is best to do, that you may both con- 
tinue good conscience with God and procure your best safety 
in this world. 

The reasons and causes of this alteration, have been these 
first and mainly, the many crosses, and losses and abuses by 
sea and seamen, which have caused us to run into so much 



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charge, and debts and engagements, as our estates and means 
were not able to go on without impoverishing ourselves, and 
much hindering if not spoiling our trades and callings here ; 
except our estates had been greater or our associates had cloven 
belter to us. 2dly, As here hath been a faction and siding 
amongst us now more than two years ; so now there is an utter 
breach and sequestration amongst us, and in two parts of us, a 
full dissertion, and forsaking of you, without any intent or pur- 
pose of medling more with you. 

And though we are persuaded the main cause of their this 
doing is want of money (for need whereof men use to make 
many excuses) yet other things are by many pretended, and not 
without some colour urged, which are these : ist, A distaste of 
you there, for that you are (as they affirm) Brownists, condem- 
ning all other churches, and persons but yourselves and those in 
your way, and you are contentious, cruel and hard hearted, 
among your neighbours and towards such as in all points both 
civil and religious, jump not with you. And that you are 
negligent, careless, wasteful, unthrifty, and suffer all general 
goods, and affairs to go at six and sevens and spend your time 
in idleness and talking and confering, and care not what be 
wasted worn and torn out, whilst all things come so easily, and 
so cheap unto you. 2dly, A distaste and personal contempt of 
us tor taking your parts and striving to defend you, and make 
the best of all matters touching you, insomuch as it is hard to 
say whether you or we are least loved of them. 

Now what use either you or we may make of these things, 
it remaineth to be considered ; and the more, for that we know 
the hand of God to be present in all these things, and he no- 
doubt would admonish us of something which is not yet so 
looked to and taken to heart as it should. And although it be 
now too late for us, or you, to prevent and stay these things, 
yet is it not too late to exercise patience, wisdom and con- 
science, in bearing them, and in carrying ourselves in and under 
them for time to come. And as we ourselves stand ready to 
embrace all occasions that may tend to the furtherance of so 
hopeful a work ; rather admiring at what is, than grudging for 
what is not, so it must rest still in you to make all good again. 
And if in nothing else you can be approved, yet let your honesty 
and conscience be still approved, and lose not one jot of your 
innocence amidst your many crosses and afflictions. 

And surely if you upon this alteration behave yourselves 
wisely and go on fairly, as men whose hopes is not in this life ; 
you shall need no other weapon to wound your adversaries ; 



12 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

for when your righteousness is revealed as the light, they shall 
cover their faces with shame, that causelessly have sought your 
overthrow. 

And although (we hope) you need not our council in these 
things, having learned of God how to behave yourselves, in all 
estates in this world, yet a word for your advice and direction, 
to spur those forward, which we hope run already. 

And first, seeing our generality here is dissolved, let yours 
be the more firm ; and do not you like carnal people (which 
run into inconveniences and evils by examples) but rather be 
warned by your harms, to. cleave faster together hereafter ; take 
heed of long and sharp disputes and oppositions, give no pas- 
sage to the waters, no not a tittle ; let not hatred or heart- 
burning be harboured in the breast of any of you one moment, 
but forgive and forget all former failings and abuses, and renew 
your love and friendship together daily. There is often more 
sound friendship and sweeter fellowship in afflictions and crosses 
than in prosperity and favours ; and there is reason for it, be- 
cause envy flieth away when there is nothing but necessities to 
be looked on ; but it is always a bold guest where prosperity 
shews itself. 

And although we here which are hedged about with so 
many favours and helps in worldly things and comforts ; forget 
friendship and love and fall out often times for trifles ; yet you 
must not do so, but must in these things turn a new leaf and 
be of another spirit. We here can fall out with a friend and 
lose him today, and find another tomorrow ; but you cannot do 
so, you have no such choice, you must make much of them you 
have, and count him a very good friend, which is not a professed 
enemy. We have a trade and custom of tale bearing, whisper- 
ing and changing of old friends for new, and these things with 
us are incurable. But you which do as it were begin a new 
world and lay the foundation of sound piety and humanity for 
others to follow, must suffer no such weeds in your garden, but 
nip them in the head, and cast them out forever ; and must 
follow peace and study quietness, having fervent love amongst 
yourselves as a perfect and entire bond to uphold you when 
all else fails you. And although we have written much to you 
heretofore to provoke to union and love as the only way to 
make you stand, and without which all would come to nothing ; 
so now you are much more to be provoked thereunto, since you 
are left, rather to be spectators to the eye than objects to the 
hand, and stand most need one of another, at home when 
foreign help is so much decayed and weakened. 



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And if any amongst you, for all that, have still a withdraw- 
ing heart, and will be all to himself, and nothing to his neigh- 
bour, let him think of these things. 1st, The providence of 
God in bringing you there together. 2d, His marvellous pre- 
serving you from so many dangers, the particulars whereof you 
know and must never forget. 3d, The hopes that yet are of 
effecting somewhat for yourselves and more for your posterity 
if hand join in hand. 4th, The woful estate of him which is 
alone, especially in a wilderness. 5th, The succour and cum- 
t'ort which the generality can daily afford, having built houses,, 
planted corn, framed boats, erected salt works, obtained cattle,. 
swine, and pulling,* together with the diverse varieties of trades- 
and faculties employed by sea and land, the gains of every one 
stretching itself unto all whilst they are in the general : but 
such as withdraw themselves tempting God and despising their 
neighbours, must look for no share or part in any of these 
things ; but as they will be a commonwealth alone, so alone 
they must work, and alone they must eat, and alone they must 
be sick and die, or else languishing under the frustration of 
their vain hopes, alone return to England, and there to help all 
cry out of the country and the people ; counting the one fruit- 
less and the other merciless ; when indeed their own folly r 
pride, and idleness is the cause of all which never weigh either 
? he providence of God, the conscience of their duty, nor care 
for their neighbours, or themselves, further than to grate upon 
their friends ; as if other men owed them all things, and they 
owed no man any thing. 6th, The conscience of making resti- 
tution, and paying those debts and charges which hath befallen 
to bring you there, and send those things to you, which you 
have had, must hold you together ; and for him that withdraws 
himself from the general ; we look upon him, as upon a man r 
who, having served his turn, and fulfiled his desire, cares not 
what becomes of others, neither maketh conscience of any debt, 
or duty at all, but thinketh to slide away under secret colours. 
to abuse and deceive his friends ; and against whom we need 
say little, seeing the Lord will never cease to curse his course. 

And albeit, the company here as a company hath lost you ; 
you know when Saul left David, yea, and pursued him, yet 
David did not abuse his allegiance and loyalty to him, no more 
should you ; the evil of us here, cannot justify any evil in you, 
but you must still do your duty, though we neglect ours. 2dly. 
Indeed we are persuaded, it is in the most of the adventurers 
rather want of power, than will, that maketh them break off ; 

* Pullen, an obsolete word for poultry. 



14 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

they having gone as far as they can in the business, and are 
as sorry that they cannot go forward as you are offended that 
they do not go forward, yea, and the pretences of those which 
have the most colours, we are persuaded, proceed more from 
weakness of the purse, than fear of any thing else ; and the 
want of money is such a grevious sickness now-a-days, as that 
it makes men rave and cry out, they cannot tell for what. 3dly, 
And in a word we think it but reason, that all such things as 
these, are appertaining to the general, be kept and preserved 
together, and rather increased daily, than any way dispersed or 
embezzled away, for any private ends or intents whatsoever. 
4thly, That after your necessities are served, you gather to- 
gether such commodities as the country yields, and send them 
over to pay debts and clear engagements here, which are not 
less than ^1400. All which debts, besides adventures, have 
been made about general commodities and implements, and for 
which divers of us, stand more or less engaged. And we dare 
say of you, that you will do the best you can to free us, and 
unburden us, that for your sakes, and help, are so much hazarded 
in our estates, and names. Sthly, If there be any that will 
withdraw himself from the general, as he must not have, nor 
use any of the general's goods, so it is but reason that he give 
sufficient security for payment of so much of the debts as his 
part cometh to ; which how much it will come to, upon a per- 
son, or family is quickly counted ; and since we require but 
men's faithful endeavours, and cannot obtain them, let none 
think much if we require other security than fair words and 
promises, of such men as make no more conscience of their 
words and ways. 

If any amongst you shall object against us, either our long 
delays in our supplies heretofore, or our too much jollity in 
spending sometimes at our meetings more than perhaps needed ; 
that will prove but trifling, for we could also find fault with the 
idleness and sloth of many amongst you, which have made all 
the rest go forward slowly, as also we could find fault with your 
liberality, and largeness also, when it might have been other- 
wise ; but all such matters must still be left to the discretion 
and conscience of either side, knowing that where many have 
a hand in such business, there wall not want some, that are too 
timerous and slack ; as also that in matters of note, something 
must be done for form and credit. And for ourselves we think 
there hath hardly in our days ; been a business, of this note, 
and fame, carried by Londoners, with twice the expense in by 
"matters that this hath been ; and therefore let each man rather 






Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 15 

seek to mend himself, than hastily to cast in objections against 
others. 

In a word, since it thus still falleth out, that all things be- 
tween us, are as you see, let us all endeavour to keep a fair and 
honest course, and see what time will bring forth, and how God 
in his providence will work for us. We still are persuaded, 
you are the people, that must make a plantation, and erect a 
iity in those remote places, when all others fail, and return ; 
and your experience of God's providence and preservation of 
you is such, that we hope your hearts will not now fail you, 
though your friends should forsake you (which we ourselves 
shall not do whilst we live, so long as your honesty so well 
appcareth) yet surely help would arise from some other place, 
whilst you wait on God with uprightness, though we should 
leave you also. 

To conclude, as you are especially now to renew your love 
one to another; so we advise you, as your friends to these 
particulars. First let all sharpness, reprehensions, and cor- 
rections, of opposite persons, be still used sparingly, and take 
no advantage against any, for any by respects ; but rather wait 
for their mending amongst you, than to mend them yourselves 
by thrusting them away, of whom there is any hope of good to 
be had. 2d, Make your corporation, as formal as you can, 
under the name of the Society of Plymouth in New England, 
allowing some peculiar privileges, to all the members thereof, 
according to the tenure of the patents. 3d, Let your practises 
and course in religion in the church, be made complete, and 
full ; let all that fear God amongst you, join themselves there- 
unto without delay ; and let all the ordinances of God be used 
completely in the church without longer waiting upon uncer- 
tainties, or keeping the gap open for opposites. 4ly, Let the 
worship and service of God be strictly kept on the Sabbath, 
and both together, and asunder let the day be sanctified ; and 
let your care be seen on the working days every where and 
upon all occasions to set forward the service of God. And 
lastly, be you all entreated to walk so circumspectly and carry 
yourselves so uprightly in all your ways, as that no man may 
make just exceptions against you ; and more especially that the 
favour and countenance of God may be so towards you, as that 
you may find abundant joy and peace even amidst tribulations, 
that you may say with David, though my father, a?id my mother 
should forsake me; yet the Lord will take me up. 

We have sent you some cattle, cloth, hose, shoes, leather, 
&c. but in another nature than formerly, as it stood us in hand 



1 6 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

to do ; we have committed them to the custody and charge of, 
as our factors, Mr. Allerton and Mr. Winslow, at whose dis- 
cretion they are to be sold and commodities, taken for them as 
is fitting. And it standeth you in n£ed the more carefully to 
look to, and make much of all your commodities, by how much 
the more they are chargeable to you, and though we hope you 
shall not want things necessary, so we think the harder they 
are got, the more carefully they will be husbanded. Good 
friends, as you buy them, keep a decorum in distributing them, 
and let none have varieties, and things for delight, when others 
want for their mere necessities, and have an eye rather on your 
ill deservings at God's hand, than upon the failings of your 
friends towards you ; and wait on him with patience, and good 
conscience ; rather admiring his mercies, (than repining at his 
crosses,) with the assurance of faith, that what is wanting here 
shall be made up in glory a thousand fold. Go on good friends, 
comfortably pluck up your hearts cheerfully, and quit your- 
selves like men, in all your difficulties, that notwithstanding all 
displeasure and threats of men, yet the work may go on which 
you are about, and not' be neglected, which is so much for the 
glory of God, and the furtherance of our Countrymen, as that 
a man may with more comfort spend his life in it ; than live the 
life of Methuselah in wasting the plenty of a tilled land, or eat- 
ing the fruit of a grown tree. 

Thus having not time to write further unto you, leaving 
other things to the relation of our friends ; with all hearty 
salutations to you all, and hearty prayers, for you all, we lov- 
ingly take our leave this 18th of December, 1624. 

Your assured friends to our power, 

James Sherley, (sick) 
William Collier, 
Thomas Fletcher, 
Robert Holland. 
[This letter was wrote with Mr. Cushman's hand ; and it is 
likely was penned by him at the other's request.] 

( To be continued^) 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster. iy 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST PARISH IN BREWSTER, 

FORMERLY THE FIRST PARISH IN 

HARWICH, MASS, 

{Continued /rani Vol. IV, p. 249.) 

[p. 11] On May 27. 17 16 Judah Hopkins and his Wife were ad- 

mited ; and Edward Snows Son Nathan Baptised. 
On June 3. 17 16 Judah Hopkins's Wife and seven children, viz 

Mercy, John, Martha, Rebecka, Judah, Stephen and Desire, 

were all baptised. 
Sam 11 Tuckers Daughter Anna baptized on July 29. 1716. 
Elisha Hamlin Admited July 22. 17 16. 
Elener Winslow Admited Aug : 12. 17 16. 
Hannah Mayo admited Sep : 2. 1716 
Stephen Griffiths Abraham baptised on Sept : 2. 17 16. 
John Freemans Elcana baptised on Feb : 10. 17 16/17 
Judah Hopkins's Silvanus baptised on Feb : 17. 1 716/17. 
Sam 11 Seers's Desire Baptised on Apr : 21. 1717. 
George Weeks's Mehittabel and Andrew Clarks Elizabeth Baptised 

on Apr : 28. 17 17. 
Widow Ellis's Benjamin, Joseph, John and Thankfull baptized June 

.23- i7i7- 
Justice Joseph Doans Elizabeth baptised on : July 21. 17 17. 
Sarn ;i Hopkins's Sarah John Hords Joseph &: Judah Rogers's Hanna, 

all baptised on July 28. 171 7. 
Medad Atwood admited on Sept: 15 17 17. 
[p. 12] Sam 11 Hardins Children of Eastham viz, Nicolas, Sam 11 , 

John, Zephenia and Elizabeth all baptized on Sep : 29. 1717. 
Mehitabel Rogers of Eastham admited on Oct : 6. 17 17. 
Thomas, Son of Simon Croseby admited on Oct : 20. 1717. 
M r Osboms Daughter Mary baptised on March 30 17 18. 
John Yates's John Baptised on Apr: 13. 17 18 
John Whings Rebekka baptized on Apr : 27. 17 18 
M rs Whing admited June 8. 17 18. & baptized y e next Subsequent 

Sabbath. 
Chill*^ Fosters Isaac and W m Bakers William baptized June 22. 

1718 
Xath" Croseby admited July 6. 17 18 
Eodem Die Hanna Stone Baptised. 
George Weekss Debora paptized on July 27. 17 18. 
Joseph Coles Son Joseph Baptized on Aug : 10. 1718 
Jonathan Bangs's Wife admited on Aug : 10. 17 18. 
Sam 11 Seers's Mary Baptised Aug • 17. 1718. 



1 8 Records of the First Parish in Brewster. 

Jonathan Bangs's children viz, Elizabeth, John, James and Mercy- 
baptized on Aug : 24. 17 18. 

[p. 13] Edward Snowes Joseph baptised on Sept : 14. 17 18. 

Widow Astin admited on Apr : 16. 17 19 

Deacon Lincoins Elizabeth baptised on Apr : 19. 17 19. 

The Widow Whings children viz, Elnathan, Samuel, Elizabeth, John, 
Joseph, and Mary ; w th y e Widow Astins Hannah, all baptised 
on Apr : 26. 1719. 

Sam 11 Hynkley and his Wife dismised from y s chh to y* in Trueroe 
some months past Apr : 17 19. 

Sam 11 Bangs's Lemuel baptised on June 7. 17 19. 

Elener Winslow, alias Hamlin dismised to Barnstable chh about the 
same time. 

Judah Hopkins's Hanna, and Andrew Clarks Anna Baptised July 
13. 17 19. 

Sam 11 Hopkins's Susanna Baptized on July 19 1719. 

Sam 11 Crosbey Admited from Eastham on Aug : 2. 17 19. 

Anna Crosbey admited on Sept : 27. 17 19. 

John Freemans Daughter mary baptised on Oct : 18. 17 19 

Thankfull Ellice, Bennet Smith and Elizabeth Smith all admited on 
Oct : 25 : 1719 

Mercy Ellice admited on Dec : 6. 17 19. and baptized on Decern : 13. 
1719. 

[p. 14] Sam 11 Crosbies Suzanna baptised on Jan 117. 1719/20. 

Hanna Stone baptised March 27. 1720. 

Georg W T eeks admited from Boston South Chh March 27. 1720. 

Chill th Fosters Mercy baptised on Apr 13. 1720. 

George Weeks's Amiel baptised on Apr : 17. 1720. 

John Kings Wife admited from Barnstable chh on May 15 1720. 

Sam 11 Seers's Hannah baptized on June 12. 1720. 

Prince Snow admited July 17. 1720. 

John Maker Admited July 31. 1720 and his children Peleg, Thank- 
full, Mary and Jonathan baptised on Aug : 21. 1720. 

Susanna Seers admited on Sept : n. 1720. 

The Widow Berry admited & baptized on Sept : 18. 1720. 

Hanna Marick Admited and Baptised on Nov : 20. 1720. 

Sara Crosby, Simons Daughter admited on Jan 29. 1720/21. 

Hanna Lincoln, Sarah Bangs & Dorcas Pain all admited on Apr : 2. 
1721. 

[P* x 5] Deacon Lincoins Jeremia baptized on Apr : 23. 1721. 

Sam 11 Hopkins's Moses baptised on Apr : 30. 1721. 

Jonathan Lincoins Benjamin, Clark, Hanna, and Sarah, all baptised 
on May 7. 172 1. 

Joshua Seers's Wife admited on May 14. 172 1. 

Scottoway Clarks Wife admited & Joshua Seers's Josiah Baptised on 
May 21. 1 72 1. 

William Crosbies wife admited on June n. and baptised on 18. 172 1 

Scottaway Clarks Andrew, Scottoway, mary, Lydia, Joseph, Ben- 
jamin, and Nathan 11 all baptised on June 25. 172 1. 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster. 19 

John Flecners Ruth baptised also at y e same time. 

W m Crosbies Thankfull, Tully, Mehittabel and W m , and Edward 
Bangs's son Benjamin all baptized on July 2. 172 1. 

Rebekka Vicory admited on July 9. 1721. 

Benjamin Hamlin of Billingsgate Admited and his Son Cornelius 
baptized on Sept : 10. 1721. 

[p. 16] Scottoway Clarks Sarah, and George Weeks's Hanna bap- 
tised on Sept. 24 1 72 1. 

Jane Nicorson admited on Dec : 31. 172 1. 

Sam 11 Seers's Samuell baptized on Feb : 25. 1721/22. 

Sam 11 Crosbies Simeon baptised March 11. 1721/22. 

Matthew Gages Wife admited on May 13. 1722. 

Andrew Clarks Thankfull baptized on May 20. 1722. 

John Freemans Ely baptized on May 27. 1722. 

Jonathan Lincolns Jonathan baptized at y e Same time. 

Matthew Gages Wife baptized on June 10. 1722. 

Benjamin Hamlins Joshua at y e Same time viz June 10. 1722. 

Benjamins Maricks Wife admited on June 17. 1722. 

Her children viz, John, Rebekka Isaac, Nath 11 and Benjamin, bap- 
tized on June 24. 1722. 

Matthew Gages children, John, Lot, Susanna, Hannah, all baptized 
on July 1. 1722. 

[p. 17] Sam 11 Gray Son to John, admited on July 8. 1722. 

Nostra filia Flulda, baptizata eodem tempore. 

Joseph Mayo and his Wife admited on July 15. 1722. 

on Aug : 5. 1722. Joseph Mayos Wife baptized also their children 

^ viz, Joseph, Moses, Lidea. 

At y* same time Chill : Fosters Mercy baptized. 

Benjamin Marick also that day was admited, viz Aug 5. 1722. 

John Snowes Enos baptized on Aug : 12. 1722. 

Joshua Seers's Nath 11 Baptized on Aug : 19. 1722. 

Widow Robbins and Joseph Seers's Wife admited Aug : 26. 1722. 
the former of these baptized on Sept -.9. 1722. 

John Taylors Thomas Baptized on Sept : 16. 1722. 

Jonathan Bangs's Sam 11 baptized on Sept : 23. 1722. 

VV m p enn y an d his Wife admited on Oct : 28. 1722. 

[p. 18] W ra Pennys Wife, and their Sons William and John all 
Baptized on Nov : ir. 1722. 

Russells Wife admited Dec. 9. 1722. 

Jonathan Lincoln admited on March 31. 1723. 

W m Crosbies Nathan baptized on Apr : , 21. 1723. 

Judah Berry and his Wife admited on May 5. 1723. 

Hatsul Freemans wife admited on May 12. 1723. and baptized at 
y e Same time. 

On May 19. 1723. Hatsul Freemans Daved baptized, and Also 
Judah Berries children viz Lemuell, Theophilus. Mar}', Hanna, 
and Ruth. 

John Mayos Wife admited and Elisha Hamlins Elijah, baptized on 
May 26. 1723, 



20 Deacon Elkanah Cushman s Will. 

Hatsul Freemans Abigail Baptized on June 2. 1723. 

John Makers Elizabeth Baptized on June 9. 1723. 

John Mayos Rebekka, Susanna, Sam 11 , John, and Mercy all baptized 

on June 16. 1723. 
Edward Bangs jun : admited on Aug : 4. 1723. 

(To be continued.) 



DEACON ELKANAH CUSHMAN'S WILL AND THE 
BOND OF HIS SONS JOSIAH AND ALLERTON.* 

Transcribed from the Original Documents, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Deacon Elkanah Cushman of Plympton, Mass., was the son 
of Elder Thomas and Mary (Allerton) Cushman, and grandson 
of Isaac and Mary (Norris) Allerton. He was born at Plym- 
outh on 1 June, 165 i,f and died at Plympton on 4 September,. 
1727.J Hi s wu l 1S recorded in the Plymouth County Probate 
Records [V : 330, 331] and the original document is still pre- 
served in the files [Docket 5813], which contain also the un- 
recorded bond of the executors, his two sons Josiah and 
Allerton. The will was dated 14 October, 1725, and proved 
26 September, 1727. The copies here given were made from 
the original documents. 

Know all men by these presents that I Elkanah Cushman 
of the town of plimpton in the County of plimouth in new 
england being at this present time in health : and of sound 
and disposing mind & memory and understanding (blessed be 
god for It : ) Do make and ordain this to be my last will and 
Testament to Remain firm and Inviolable for Ever : Imprimis 
I give and bequeath unto my son Allerton Cushman : and unto 
my daughter Martha Holmes Each of them twenty pounds : 
and unto my two granddaughters Elisabeth Delano : and 
Hannah Cushman Each of them five pounds : Item : I give 
and bequeath unto my two sons Allerton Cushman and Josiah 
Cushman all the Rest of my Estate both Real and personal 

* Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the 
Colonial Research Fund. 

t Plym. Col. B. M. & B., p. 13. J Mayflower Descendant, I : 178. 



Deacon Elkanah Cushmaris Will. 21 

and also all the money or bills of credit which I shall have 
at the time of my decease : and also all the debts that shall 
then be due unto me : my Just debts and funeral Charges 
being first paid out of the same and my will is that my said 
two sons Allerton and Josiah shall be Executors of this my 
last will and testament : Thus hoping that this my last will 
and testament will be Kept and performed according to the 
true Intent and meaning thereof : I Commit my body to 
the dust and my soul to God that gave it : In witness whereof 
I the aforesaid Elkanah Cushman have hereunto set my hand 
and seal this fourteenth day of October one thousand seven 
hundred twenty and five 

Signed Sealed & declared by Elkanah Cushman (Seal) 

the abovenamed Elkanah 
Cushman to be his last 
will and testament : 
In the presence of us 
Jacob Tomson 
John Tomson Junior 
Barnabas Tomson 

September the 22 : 1727 

The abovenamed John Tomson Jun r and Barnabas Tomson 
made oath that they saw the abovenamed Elkanah Cushman 
Lite of Plimpton in the County of Plimoth deceased signe seal 
and heard him declare the above written Instrument to be his 
List Will and Testament and that at the same time they to- 
gether with Jacob Tomson set to their hands as witnesess and 
that also according to the best of their observation he then 
was of a sound and disposeing mind and memory. 

Before Isaac Winslow Judge of Probate 

[Bond of Josiah and Allerton Cushman.] 

Know all men by these Presents that wee Josiah Cushman 
and Allerton Cushman both of Plimpton in the County Plimoth 
within the Province of the Massachusets bay in Newengland 
are holden and stand firmly bound and oblidged unto Isaac 
Winslow Esqr Judge of the Probate of Wills and for granting 
of Adminestration in the County aforesd in the full sum of 
two hundred pounds Currant mony of newengland : to be paid 
to the sd Isaac Winslow his successors in sd office or assigns 
to which payment well and truly to be made wee bind ourselves 
and each of us our and each of our heirs executors and ad- 



22 East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 

minestrators Joyntly and severally for the whole and in the 
whole firmly by these presents sealed with our seals Dated 
the Twenty ninth day of September Anno Domini 1727 

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above 
bounded Josiah Cushman who is in and by the last Will and 
Testament of his father Elkanah Cushman late of Plimpton 
aforesd deceased made and appointed Executor to sd Will and 
not haveing exhibited an Inventory of the Estate of the sd 
deceased : Now therfore if the sd Josiah Cushman he his 
heirs executors and adminestrators shall well and faithfully 
execute the aforesd Will according to law and pay and satisfy 
all the Just debts and legacyes due from the Estate of the sd 
Elkanah Cushman deceased unto any person or persons what- 
soever : Then the abovewritten obligation to be voide and of 
no effect or else to abide and remaine in full force and vertue. 
Signed sealed and delivered Josiah Cushman (Seal) 

In presence of Allerton Cushman (Seal) 

Samuel bradford 
Elizabeth Rose 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. IV, p. 142.) 

[Since the copying of these records was begun the books have been 
repaired by the Emery process and the one formerly called Volume I has 
been marked " Land Grants, 1659-17 10: Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1649— 
1760." Another volume contains a few records of earlier date, conse- 
quently all the vital records in that volume are here given.] 

[Volume Marked " Meetings, 1650— 1705 ; Ear Marks, Miscella- 
neous, 1648-1770."] 
[p. 11] The Children of Jabez Snow recorded * 
Jabez Snow one sonn Named Jabez borne the 6 th September 1670 
Jabez Snow one sonn Named Edward borne the 26 th of March 1672 
Jabez Snow a daughter Named sarah borne the 16 th * of feburar[y] 

1673 
Jabez Snow a daughter Named grace borne the fift day of feburarie , 

1675 

[p. 13] Raph Smith a daughter named Deborough born 8 march 

1654 

William Twining Junear a daughter named Joanna borne 30 may 

1657 

* Compare record in Mayflower Descendant, IV : 32. 



East/mm and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 23 

[p. 14] Marke Sno and An Cook maryed 18 Jenuary i6[7i>orn] * 

William Walker and Sara Sno maryed 25 Jenuary [wom]j 

Jonathan Sparo and Rebeca bangs maryed October 28 : 1654 

Richard Higinse his Children 

.1 daughter named Mar)- borne septembr 27 1652 

a sonn named elyakim borne October 20 1654 

a sonn named Jonathan borne in the towne of new Plimworth in 

July 1637 
a sonn there born allso named Beniamin born in June in the yeere 

1640 
Joh t Vats the sonn of John Yats borne in the town of Duxborough 

in augost in the yeere 1650 
Robert Wixom a daughter named Jemimah born 30 aughost 1655 
Jonathan Sparo a sonn named John was borne 2 novembr 1656 
Mark Sno a daughter Named Anna borne 7 July 1656 
Richard Knowlse a daughter named mehittabell borne 20 may 1653 
an other daughter borne to him 28 September 1656 named barbara 
Anna Sno the wife of mark Sno buryed 25 July 1656 
William Twining Junear a daughter named Suzanna borne 25 Jenu- 
ary 1654 
The Children of William Merick 
a sonn named William borne 15 September 1643 
allso a sonn named Steeven borne 12 may in the yer 1646 
allso a daughter named Rebecca borne 28 July 1648 
aJlsoe a daughter named Mary borne 4 novembr 1650 
allso a daughter named Ruth borne 15 may 1652 
al!v3 a daughter named Sara born 1 aughost 1654 
all%o a sonn named John borne 15 Jenuary 1656 
Henry Adkinse a sonn named Isake born 14 Jun 1657 
Daniel! Cole his Children 
a sonn named John born 15 July 1644 
allsoe a sonn named Tymothy borne 15 septembr 1646 
allsoe a daughter named hephzibah borne 15 aprill 1649 
allsoe a daughter named Ruth borne 15 aprill 165 1 
Alsoe a sonn named Israeli borne 8 June 1653 
allsoe a sonn name James borne 30 nomber 1655 
William Walker a sonn named John born 3 December 1 6 [worn] § 

{To be continued?) 



• " 1654 " in Plym. Col. Births, Marriages & Burials, p. 16. 

t "25 February, 1654." Ibid., p. 16. 

\ u John " bom " 1 5th " of August. Ibid., p. 32. 

5 M 24 November 1655." Ibid., p. 16. 



24 The Brewster Book. 



THE BREWSTER BOOK. 

{Continued from Vol. If, p. ffj-) 

As already stated, the existing pages of the Brewster Book have been 
numbered consecutively for convenience of reference. In again taking up 
the task of transcribing the entries we shall begin with the present first 
page and indicate, as the work progresses, the places where leaves have 
been lost. At least twelve pages preceding the present first page are 
missing. 

[p. i] manu meo subscriptum [worn] appensum. Apud Lon- 

din[w<?>7/]cembris. Anno Domi Miliesimo sQxc[worn] primo * 

Coram his testibus Subseq\iQn[wom] 

Testes sunt. Sub[wom] 

Edw. Jhonston. 

Archibaldus Stirling 

Willm Nisbet 

Jacobus Phillip. 

Willm Alex r 

Georgij Lashe scripteris. 

At least two children have used this page in lieu of a copy book, and 
one of them wrote the following lines : 

think on me when thou sest me not 
prove not to me uncind 
I maf not n ^e the vether Coke 
which turn neth with the wind 

The handwriting of these four lines is very similar to that on the pages 
containing the drawings of horses^, and they were doubtless written prior 
to 1650. 

At the bottom of the page, written with the book turned upside down, 
are six lines so badly worn that no sense can be made out of what remains, 
in spite of many efforts. 

[p. 2] [ivornjowne to all me by these pnts [wornjam Alexander 
of Menstou Knyght, lord [worn] for his Ma tie of the Lordshippe & 
Barony [w orn]m America, and great admirall therof [worn] causes 

* 5 December, 1621. See page 26. t **am n 

X See Mayflower Descendant 1 : 3 and 4, also illustration facing page 193 of 
same volume. 



The Brewster Book. 25 

and considera°ns moving me To [worn^X.M\.td and ordained, lyke 
as I by the tenor [«w/v/]nstitute & ordaine Captaine Jhon Ma- 
son [*worti]e, and after his Decease Anthony Alex r [zvoni]ng all 
the dayes of his lyfetyme, my [zuom]s3.\d office of Admiralty 
within the wholle [zvoru]sa.id lordshippe and Barony of New 
Scotland [zuom] the boundes of that parte of the said lordshipp 
[;<w7i]ldiid called the Barony of Galloway, the right \worn\poszd 
of, and to be disposed by his Ma tie , and [zvorri]bert Gordoun 
second lawfull sonne to S r Ro t [worn] Lochimvar knyt, And 
except the boundes [worn] of the Isle of Sablen Wherin I am 
obleiged [zuom]a.nd seize the said Ro* Gordoun. Giving [wom]g 
and committing full and absolute power [worn] Captaine Jhon 
Mason during his lyfetyme [worn] his decease to the said An- 
thony Alex r during [zuom] dayes of his lyfetyme To Aske crave 
recouve[worn] with and uplift all and sondrie Casualties, fees 
[worn] and other thinges whatsoever pertaining and [wom]g, 
or that maye pertaine or belong to me as Ad[wom] within the 
b>undes aforesaid (except before excepted) [wom]v Courts of 
Admiralty in any parte of the said lord[shipp and Bjarony of 
New Scotland (except before excepted) [worn] beginne affixe, 
altirme hold and continew as o[wom] requyres, Clarkes officers 
Servants and othe[r] [wom]rs of Court needfull to creat con- 
ttitut z.n[zvom] Depose and to Discharge as they sh3.[zuom], 
The escheates unlawes & amerc\a.[wom] [p. 3] of the said courts 
to uplift, and [worn] with the wholle remnant ca.sua\ti[wom]fice 
to theire owne use to applye, &[worn] Justice in all actions ap- 
pcrteining [;<'<»?/] miralty conformable to the \a\worti] of the 
ReaJme of Scotland. P[zuom] to direct, Interlocutories Sen- 
tenc[:<w7z]finitive to pronounce, and to cause to [worn] execu°n 
as occasion shall serve, [worn] use and exercise all and sondrye 
oxh{worn] [app]erteining to the said office of 2.dmi[wom] and 
as freely in ail respectes as I [worn] my selfe. Allowing and 
nrme and [zuom] and for to hold all and whatsoever [worn] 
Deputies or either of them in the [worn] shall Doe. Lyke as I 
bind and ob\[zuom] that I have done nor shall doe nothifng] 
Ui'om]]udice heirunto in noe tyme bypast no[wom] And also to 
nuke and Subscryve and [wont] & in favo r of the said Captaine 
John M[wom] his lyfetyme, and to the said Antony A[wom] 
his lyfetyme after the decease of the [worn] John Mason Any 
<»ther Charto r or C\\3.[wom] more powerfull and effectuall 
*wr[zvom] of the said Office of Admiralty [worn] boundes 
abovenamed (except before &xc[wom] for the uplifting and in- 
trometting With[w^r;/]ates Casualties and other thinges ap- 
p^rfteining] to the said office of Admiralty as they [wom]^sc 



26 The Brewster Book. 

for their security. With warrant [worn] proper facts and Deedes 
of Mr. [zvorn] allennerly,* and that without a.n[wom] reckoning 
or payement to be made [worn] [p. 4] [u/om]he Duties or 
Casualties [worn] or any parte of the same. And [zuorn] se- 
curity heirof I am content and doe [worn] these presents be 
inserted and Regis[zuom] bookes of New Scotland [warn] for 
the tyme, Or in the bookes of [zuom]e the strenthe of either of 
there [worn] letters and other Matters needfull [wom]ted 
hereupon, by a simple Charge [o%>r;/]ayes only, And for Regis- 
tring heirof [wom]itute 

[worn] Promittende vato. In Witnes [zuom]e. subscryved 
these presents with [zvom]itten by George Lashe Servito r [worn] 
honorable S r George Calvert Kny* [zuorn] Ma ties Principall Sec- 
retaries, And [zuom]V es most honorable privy Counsell [zvorn] 
caused my Sealle of office to be [worn] heirunto. At London 
the 5 daye [zuom]mber in the yeare of our lord God [wom]sand 
six hundred Twentye one.f 

[wom]se Witness following Subscrib. ut prius 

[worn] ut prius 

The same children who practised on page one have used page four also. 

[p. 5] Copye of a lycence [zuorn] Lo : of the Counsell for 
[worn] of 30. peeces of iro ordna.nc[wom] 

Wheras it hath pleased his Ma tie b[zuom] Patentes Graunted 
unto the President and [zuorn] of the Planta°n in New England 
among oth[wom] & immunities theirine mencioned to give 
[worn] lycence to transport munition & ordnance [zwr/z] essary 
Defence of that Country, forasmu[zew;/] suite is now made unto 
us that Licence [zuom]nted unto Thomas Weston merchant of 
[worn] one of the Adventurers for thoes parts [zuorn] in the 
shippe called the Charity of \o[worn] burden of one hundred 
tunnes (Wherof [ttw?2]nolds goes master) or in any other 
[zuom]\ppes that heirafter shall goe [worn] place Thirty peeces of 
iron ordna.n[zuom] 15 demye culverings Weyghing bet\ve[wom] 
and Thirty six hundred Weight the ptec[worn] Sakers between 
Twenty & Twentie e\[wom]drQd the peece And five Minions 
bet [worn] teen and twentie hundred weight the peec[wom] 
are to pray and requyre yo r lo : that acco[zcw;/] to such cau- 
tions as are prescryved in cerhuom] orders established about 
the exporta°n [wo m]r\3.nnce, you permitt and suffer the \x\worn] 
of the foresaid Thirty peeces of Iron or[worn] unto the planta°n 
in New England in the [worn]o\ r Qsaid. for W 7 hich this shall be 

* Solely. t 5 December, 1621. See page 24. 



Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 27 

V o r Warworn] And soe wee bid yo r lo : hartily farewe[«w»] 

the 17 th of february 162 1 

sub. Yo r lo : good freinds. 
Lo : President Ea : mar shall. 

Marq. Hamilton. lo : Digbie 
m r Secretary Calvert 

[p. 6] This page contains nothing but the following entry in a hand not 
positively identified: 

[Th]e markes of my Colt is a wheyt streke downe the face 
and one white foot 

(To be continued?) 



YARMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from Vol. IV, p. iSg.) 

[Since the copying of these records was begun an old volume 
containing six vital records has been labelled " Volume II ", conse- 
quently these records are inserted here.] 

[Volume II.] 

[p. 19] Joseph Hall Junyr and Hannah Millar war marriad the 12th 

of rlebry 1689 
Canelm wislow Junyr : marriad the 3 d of January 1689 
Josya Thachr and Mary Headg mary d the 25th of febry 1690 & 91 : 
David Okille Junyr and Anna Billes maryd the 10th of march 92 
Joseph Crosbe & Mehitable Miller marid in the 16 of Febery . 92 : 

1692 : 3 : 
Peeter worden and Mary Holly maryd the 20th flebury 93 

[Volume III, continued.] 

[p. 17] [worn] and [worri]hs of the Children [worn]dea. Hall of yar- 
mouth as followeth : 

[worn] the son of the above named Elicha and [worn]ome upon the : 
twenteth of Novmber i6\ worn] 

[worn] the son of the above said Elicha & 1a[wom] upon : fore- 
tenth of June= 1682 

[ttw/i]tha : hall the daughtur of the above said Eli[c]h[a] & lidea : 
was Borne upon : eaightenth of desember [worn] 

[worn]h : Hall the son of the above said Elicha : & li[aw«]orne 
upon the : eaightenth : of January 1 [worn] 



28 Captain Jo Jin GorJiam s Deposition. 

[worn]ebe : Hall the daughtur of the above said El[#w//]ia was 

Borne upon the : twente third da [aw//] march : 1689 : 
[worn] : Hall the son of the above said Elicha : & Lidea [w]as 

Bor[n]e upon the : foretenth of September : 169 1 : 
[aw//] us : Hall the son of the above said Elicha [worn] Lidea : was 

Borne upon : the sevententh of maye : 1693 
[worn]s above said names and Bearths was posted and record [worn] : 

28 th day of ffeburary : 1694 : 5 : per me John miller T C 
[worn]ue\ Chaec the Son of Thomas Chaec and Saray Chaec of yar- 

mouth [worn]o. was borne the 2 2 nt dar of January in the year of 

our lord : 17 of 
hanah Chaec the daughter of Thomas & Sarah above sd was borne 

one the 24 day [of] May in the year : 17 12 : 
Pebe Chaise she was born on the 4 th : day of July : 17 13 : 
[aw//]chard Chaise was born on the : 3 rd day of march : 17 1| 
[awz/jph Chaise he was born on y e 17 th : day of march 17 18 : 19 
[«w«]itah Chaise she was born on y e 10 th day of april : 1720 
[worn]r ah. Chaise she was born on y e 20 th day in y e year : i*f2[worn] 
[wom]e Chaise he was born on y e 2 2 nt day of June : 1729 
[wom]mas Chaise : the son of gouell & Jene Chaise : he was born on 

y e [worn] day of July in y e year 1728 
[worn]\\ Chaise he was born on y e seventh day of february : 1729/30 

( To be continued?) 



CAPTAIN JOHN GORHAM'S DEPOSITION. 

John Gorum seni r : aged 53 yeares or therabouts Testi- 
fyeth, that some time since ; hee being Desired to write a 
memorandum of an Agreement between Jabez Lumbert and 
Zachariah Ryder ; Concerning Lands of Abraham Darbey which 
is in the bounds of yarmouth ; and they Comitted the writing ; 
after it was written to my keeping, some space of time after 
Abraham Darbey Coming from Verginnia ; put in on the other 
syde of the Cape and Came to my house ; and I told him that 
his brother Jabez Lumbert had sold all rights of Lands in the 
bounds of the Towne of yarmouth ; and Abraham Darbey said 
what hee had Done in that respect hee had Given him order soe 
to Doe ; and it should be made Good or to that very purpose 

Dated this 4 th : 1 f £ 
This was sworne before mee John Aldin Assistant 
[Court Orders, V : 109] 



The Settlement of Peter Brozvne's Estate. 29 



THE SETTLEMENT OF PETER BROWNE'S ESTATE 

AND DEEDS OF LAND BELONGING TO 

HIS HEIRS. 

Transcribed from the Original Records 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

The material collected relating to Peter Browne's children 
will require so much space that it has been decided to print in 
this number some of the most important records, leaving the 
discussion of these and other records for a later issue. 

The deed from Ephraim Tinkham to John Browne should 
be mentioned here, since it is the only known contemporary 
record in which the definite statement is made that Ephraim 
Tinkham's wife Mary was the daughter of Peter Browne. This 
deed seems to have escaped the notice of other investigators. 



[Settlement of Peter Browne's Estate.*] 

In this Court Mary the late wife of Peter Browne deceased 
who dyed w th out will presented an Inventory of the goods & 
Chattels of her said husb. upon oath & was referred for Ad- 
ministracon to an other Cour of Assistants to be held the on 
munday the 11 th of Novbr next ensuing. 
[Court Orders, I : 33, under date of 28 October, 1633.] 

New Plym. Wynslow Govr. 

1633. Novbr 11 th At a Court of Assistants held the 11 th of 
Novembr in the ninth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne 
Lord Charles by the grace of God King of Engl. Scotl. ffrance 
& Ireland Defender of the ffaith &c. It was ordered, that 

Whereas Peter Browne dyed w th out will having divers chil- 
dren by divers wives his estate amounting to an hundred pownds 
or thereabouts. It is ordered that Mary his wife who is allowed 
the Administratrix of the said Peter foorthwith pay downe fif- 
teen pownds for the use of Mary Browne daughter of the said 
Peter to m r Joh. Done of Plymoth aforesaid . w th whom the 
said Court have placed the said Mary for nine yeares. At the 
end whereof the said John is to make good the said fifteen 
pownds to her or her heires if in case she die. Also it is 



* His inventory was printed in Volume I, page 79. 



30 The Settlement of Peter Brozvnes Estate. 

further ordered that the said Widow Mary Browne pay or cause 
to be paid into the hands of m r Will Gilson the full sum of fit- 
teen pownds for the use of Prisilla Browne an other of the 
daughters of the said Peter the Court having placed the said 
Prisilla w th the said Will for 12 yeares At thend whereof the 
said Will is to make good the same unto her as her ffathers 
legacy as aforesaid, & to that end the said John & Will eithe[r] 
stand bound for other for pformance of the severall paym ts as 
also for such other pformancs of meet drinke cloathing &c dur- 
ing the said terme as is meet. And for the rest of the estate 
the widow having two children by the said Peter together w th 
her owne 3 d it is allowed her for bringing up the said children. 
Provided that shee discharge whoever debts shall be proved to 
be owing by the said Peter, & the legacies given by the Court. 
ffor pformance whereof shee & m r Will Brewster bownd in two 
hundred pownds 
[Court Orders, I : 37] 



Willam Allen Married to Presilla Browne the 2 1 of March* 



[Ephraim Tinkham to Henry Sampson.] 

October 27 th 1647. 
Memorand : that Ephraim Tinkeham and mary his wife 
Doth acknowledge that for and in consideracon of the sum of 
seven pounds in hand paid by Henry Sampson of Duxborough, 
hath freely and absolutely bargained and solde unto Henry 
Sampson aforesaid all that Third pte of that Lott w ch was 
formly the land of Peter Browne Deceased, dwelling house 
and buildings in and upon the same w th all and singular the 
app r tences thereunto belonging (except the third pte of the 
whole meadow) the said third of the upland lying and being 
nexte adioyning unto the land of the said Henry Sampson in 
Duxborough aforemenconed, and all his right title & interest 
of and into the said Third pte of upland & p r misses and evy pte 
and pcell thereof. To have and to holde all that third pte of 
alottm 1 of upland housings and all and singular the app r tences 
thereunto belonging (except before excepted) unto the said 
Henry Sampson his heires and Assignes for ever to the only 
pp use and behoofe of him the said Henry Sampson his heires 
& Asss for ever pvided the said Ephraim Tinkha is doth re- 
serve to his owne use all the fruitetrees and lib r ty to remove 

* Plym. Col. Births, Marriages and Burials, p. 9, under the year 1649. 



The Settlement of Peter Browne's Estate. 31 

them in convenient time, as also use of all the housing for this 

winter. 

[Plym. Col. Deeds, I : 240] 



[William Allen to John Browne.] 

apointed to bee Recorded the 8 th of June 1650 
Memorand That Willam Allin of the Towne of Sandwidg 
in the Colonie of New Plym. Doth acknowlidge ) rt for and in 
Consideration of the sum of five pound to him allredy paied by 
John Browne of Duxburrow in the Colonie aforsaid weaver; 
hee hath freely and absolutly barganed and sould unto the said 
John Browne a pcell of upland beeing about thirty acars bee it 
more or lesse Lyinge and being in Duxburrow aforsaid next 
aioyning on the one side unto the land of M r John Reainer 
being the one part of three of the land which appertained unto 
the Children of Peeter Browne brother unto John Browne afor- 
said ; the said thirty acars of upland with all and singular the 
apurtenances therunto belonging To have and to hold unto 
the said John Browne his heaires and assignes for ever unto the 
onely proper use and behoof of him the said John Browne his 
heaires and assignes for ever. 

And Presilla the wife of the said Willam Allin Did give her 
free Concent unto the sale of the aforsaid pcell of land before 
M r Willam Collyar asistant 

with all the apurtenances therunto belonging* 
this sale was made about the last of January 1649* 
[Plym. Col. Deeds, I : 309] 



[Ephraim Tinkham to John Browne.] 

1683 Hinckly Gov r 

To all to whom these p r sents shall Come Ephraim Tinkham 
seni r : of the Towne of New Plymouth in New England in Amer- 
ica sendeth Greeting Know yee that I the said Ephraim Tin- 
ham, for and in Consideration of the some of four pounds unto 
rnee in hand payed by John Browne of Duxborrow wherwith 
I Doe acknowlidge myself suffiently satisfyed Contented and 
payed, and therof and of every p r te and p r sell ; theroff Doe ac- 
quitt exownarate, and Discharge the said John Browne his heires 
executors, and Adminnestrators, and every of them, forever by 

* These two entries are on the margin of the page. 



32 The Settlement of Peter Browne's Estate. 

these p r sents ; have ffreely and absolutely, bargained and sold 
allianated enfeofed and Confeirmed, and by these p r sents Doe 
bargaine sell allianate enfeof and Confeirme, from mee the said 
Ephraim Tinkham and my heires, unto the said John Browne 
and his heires and assignes for ever, all that my portion of 
Meddow land that lyeth and abuteth against the Land of the 
said John Browne that hee Now Liveth upon in the towne of 
Duxborrow ; it being two acrees more or Lesse ; The one of 
which acrees, I had in right of Mary my wife, daughter, of Peter 
Browne deacesed, the other I bought of Nathaniel : Morten ; of 
Plymouth with all the appurtenances, and privilidges Therunto 
belonging; To have and to hold ; The said Portion or Parsell 
of medow land, being two acrees more or lesse, with all the ap- 
purtenances Privilidges Rights therunto belonging, unto the said 
John Browne his heires and assignes for ever ; To be holden 
of our Sov r Lord the Kinge, as of his Manor of East Greenwich, 
in the Countey of Kent, in the Realme of England in free and 
Comon Sockage and Not in Capite Nor by Knightes service, 
nor by the rents and services therof, and therby Doe, and of 
right accostomed, To the onely proper use and behoffe of him 
the said John Browne his heires and assignes for ever ; with war- 
rantee against all people for ever by these p r sents ; from by or 
under mee the said Ephraim Tinkham ; My heires executors 
and adminnestrators ; and every of them Claiming any right 
title and Interst into the aforsaid p r mises., or any p r te or p r sell 
therof ; and I the said Ephraim Tinkham ; Doe by these p r sents 
authorise ; the said John Browne or his Attorny, to record and 
Inrole these p r sents, or Cause them to be recorded, and Inroled ; 
before the Gov r : or some one of the Majestrates of New Plym- 
outh, for the time being, according to the usuall Manor of re- 
cording and Inroling deeds and evidences, in his said Ma ties 
Court, of New Plymouth in witnes wherof ; I the aforsaid 
Ephraim Tinkham seni r : have heerunto, sett my hand & seale 
this thirteenth Day of August one Thousand six hundred 
seaventy and nine ; 

Signed sealed and Delivered Ephraim E T Tinkham his Mark 
in the p r sence of and a (seal) 

Easter Tinkham her E mark ; 
Willam Crow ; 

This Deed was acknowlidged to be the ffree acte and Deed 
of Ephraim Tinkham, above Mencioned ; and alsoe Mary his 
wife, Gave her full Consent; to it the 8th of October 1679 

Before mee William Bradford Assistant ; 
[Plym. Col. Deeds, V : 197] 



The Settlement of Peter Browne's Estate. 33 

[William Snow to John Browne.] 

To all to whom these p r sents shall Willam Snow of the 
Towne of Bridgwater in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New 
England in America husbandman sendeth Greet &c 

Know yee that I the said Willam Snow for and in Consider- 
ation of the sume of five pounds Sterling to mee in hand payed 
by John Browne of the Towne of Duxburrow in the Collonie 
aforsaid yeoman wherwith I Doe acknowlidge my selfe to be 
fully Satisfyed Contented and payed, and therof and of every 
p r te and p r sell therof Doe acquitt exownarate and Discharge the 
said John Browne his heires Executors and Adminnestrators and 
every of them for ever by these p r sents have ffreely and abso- 
lutly bargained and sold allianated enfeoffed and Confeirmed 
and by these p r sents Doe bargaine sell allianate enfeoffe and 
Confeirme from mee the said William Snow and my heires unto 
the said John Browne and his heires and assignes for ever ; all 
that my one third p r te of five twenty acree lotts of Land which 
is thirty three acrees ; and the one third p r te of one acree more 
or lesse ; which were the Lotts formerly of Peter Browne De- 
ceased lying and being in the aforsaid Towne of Duxburrow ; and 
are betwixt the Lands formerly of William Palmers Deceased ; 
and of henery Sampson and alsoe one acree of Meddow be it 
more or lesse lying against the said Land with all and singulare 
the appurtenances and privilidges therunto belonging, and all my 
right title and Interest of and into the said p r mises and every 
p r te, and p r sell therof ; To have and to hold all that my aforsaid 
one third p r te of five twenty acree lotts of land, which is thirty 
three acrees & one third p r te of an acree More or lesse ; and 
one acree of Meddow more or lesse lying as aforsaid, with all 
and singulare the appurtenances and privilidges To the said 
*p r mises belonging and every p r te and p r sell therof ; unto the 
said John Browne his heires and assignes for ever ; To be 
holden of our Sov r Lord the Kinge, as of his Manor of East 
Greenwich in the Countey of Kent within the Realme of Eng- 
land, in ffree and Comon Soccage ; and not in Capite nor by 
Knightes service Nor by the rents and services therof and 
therby Due & of Right accostomed; To the onely proper us 
and behoofe of him the said John Browne his heires and assignes 
for ever ; with warrantice against all people whatsoever for ever 
by these p r sents, from by or under mee the said Willam Snow 
my heires executors and adminnestrators and every of them, 
Claiming any Right title or Interest of or into the aforsaid 
p'mises with theire appurtenances or any p r te or p r sell therof ; 



34 The Settlement of Peter Broiune's Estate. 

And I the said Willam Snow Doe by these p r sents Authorise 
the said John Browne ; either by himselfe or his attorney to 
record or Inrole these p r sents or cause them to be recorded or 
Inroled before the Gov r : of the Collonie aforsaid, or some one 
of his Assistants for the time being according to the usuall 
manor of recording and Inroling of Deeds and evidences in his 
said Ma ties Court of New Plymouth aforsaid In witnes wherof 
I the aforsaid Willam Snowe have heerunto sett my hand and 
seale This seaventh Day of November one Thousand six hun- 
dred seaventy and Nine 1679 

Signed sealed and Delivered William Snow his Marke 

in the p r sence of David Aldin and a (seale) 

Jonathan Aldin ; 
Willam Snow ; with the Consent of Rebeckah his wife ac- 
knowlidged this Deed this 7 of the 9 month before mee ; 

John Aldin Assistant 
[Plym. Col. Deeds, V : 197, 198] 



[William Snow to Ephraim Tinkham.] 

1668 Prence Gov 1 " : 

To all to whome these p r sents shall Come ; William Snow 
of the Towne of Bridgwater in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth 
in New England in America husbandman sendeth Greeting 

Know yea That the said William Snow for and in Consider- 
ation of a valluable sume of mony to him alreddy payed by 
Ephraim Tinkham of the Towne of New Plymouth in the Juris- 
diction aforsaid wherwith hee Doth acknowlidg himselfe to be 
sufficiently satisfyed Contented and .fully payed and therof and 
of every p r te and p r sell therof Doth acquite exownarate and Dis- 
charge the said Ephraim Tinkham his heires exequitors and 
adminnestrators and every of them for ever by these p r sents 
hath freely and absolutely bargained and sold allianated enfeofed 
and confeirmed ; and by these p r sents Doth bargaine sell allian- 
ate enfeofe and Confeirme ; from him the aforsaid William Snow 
and his heires unto the aforsaid Ephraim Tinkham his heires 
and assignes for ever all that his one third p r te of one whole 
share of upland and meddow lands Devided and undevided 
lying in or about the now Called Towne of Dartmouth of the 
Jurisdiction of New Plymouth aforsaid The which aforsaid one 
third p r te was of or Did belonge unto one share of a tract of 
Lands which was graunted by the honored Court of the Juris- 
diction aforsaid unto Peter Browne ; as a Purchaser or oldcomer 



The Sett lenient of Peter Browne's Estate. 35 

of the said Jurisdiction ; The which afore said Tract of lands 
now called the Towne of Dartmouth was bought and purchased 
of Wosamequen and Wamsutta as by a writing Dated November 
the 29 th one Thousand six hundred fifty and two may and Doth 
appeer ; with all and singular the appurtenances belonging unto 
the said one third p r te of one whole share and all his right title 
and Interest of and into the said p r mises and every p r te and 
p r sell therof To have and to hold the aforsaid one third p r te of 
one whole share of uplands and meddow* lands Devided and 
alreddy lotted for and that which is not Devided nor lotted for 
lying and being as aforsaid within or about the said Towne of 
Dartmouth with all and singulare the appurtenances to the said 
p r mises belonging and every p r te and p r sell therof unto the 
said Ephraim Tinkham his heires and assignes for ever To be 
holden of our Sov r : Lord the Kinge as of his manor of East 
greenwich in the Countey of Kent within the Realme of Eng- 
land in free and Comon Soccage and not in Capite nor by 
Knights service by the rents and services therof and therby 
Due and of Right accustomed ; To the onely proper use and 
behoofe of him the said Ephraim Tinkham his heires and as- 
signes for ever ; with warrantice against all people for ever by 
these p r sents from by or under him the aforsaid William Snow 
his heires exequitors and Adminnestrators and every of them 
claiming any right title or Interest of or Into the said p r mises 
with theire appurtenances or any p r te or p r sell therof and the 
said William Snow Doth by these p r sents Authorise the said 
Ephraime Tinkham either by himselfe or his Attorney to record 
and enrowle these p r sents or cause them to be recorded and 
enrowled before the Gov r or some other Majestrates of Plym- 
outh for the time being according to the usuall manor of record- 
ing and enrowling Deeds and evidences in his Ma ties Court of 
Plymouth aforsaid In witnes wherof the said William Snow hath 
heerunto sett his hand and seale this 25 th Day of march one 
Thousand six hundred sixty and seaven or sixty eight ; 
Signed sealed and Delivered The marke of William Snow 

in the p r sence of The marke of Rebeckah Snow 

John Willis And theire (seale) 

Samuell Allin ; 

This Deed was by William Snow Acknowlidged before me 
William Bradford Assistant Ann° : Dom 1667 or 1668 
[Plym. Col. Deeds, III : in] 

19£7042 



36 The Settlement of Peter Browne's Estate. 

[William Allen to Henry Tucker.] 

1670 Prence Gov r : 

Know all men by these p r sents That I Willam Allin of the 
Towne of Sandwich in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New- 
England in America plantor : Doe acknowlidge that for and in 
consideration of a valluable sume : viz : the sume of fifteen 
pounds to mee alreddy payed by henery Tucker somtimes of 
Unkatey allias Milton in the Jurisdiction of the Massachusetts 
plantor ; wherwith I the said Willam Allin Doe acknowlidge my 
selfe to be fully satisfyed contented and fully payed ; and therof 
and of every p r te and p r sell therof Doe exownarate acquitt and 
Discharge the said henery Tucker him his heires exequitors 
and adminnestrators for ever by these p r sents have ffreely and 
absolutely bargained allianated and sold enfeofed and Con- 
feirmed and by these p r sents Doe bargaine sell enfeofe and 
Confeirme ; from mee the said Willam Allin and my heires To 
him the said henery Tucker and his heires and assignes for ever ; 
all that my one third p r te of one whole share of upland and 
meddow land Devided and undevided being in or about the now- 
called Towne of Dartmouth in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth 
aforsaid ; the which aforsaid one third p r te of Lands was off : 
or Did belong unto one whole share or Tract of Lands which 
was graunted by the honored Court of the Jurisdiction of Plym- 
outh aforsaid unto Peter Browne Deceased, as a Purchaser or 
oldcomer of the said Jurisdiction the which aforesaid Township 
or Tract of land called Dartmouth was bought and of Woosam- 
equen and Wamsutta Indians Sachems as by a writing Dated 
November the twenty ninth one Thousand six hundred fifty and 
two, may and Doth appeer, with all and singulare the appurte- 
nances belonging unto one third p r te of one whole share of the 
said Tract of land ; and all my title right Interest and proprietie 
of and into the same and every p r te and p r sell therof ; To have 
and to hold the aforsaid one third p r te off one whole share of 
upland and meddow lands Devided and alreddy loted for ; and 
That which is not Devided nor loted for ; lying and being as 
aforsaid within or about the said Towne of Dartmouth with all 
and singulare the appurtenances to the said p r mises belonging': 
and every p r te and p r sell therof ; unto him the said henery 
Tucker hee his heires and assignes for ever ; unto the onely 
proper use and behoofe of him the said henery Tucker hee his 
heires and assignes for ever; To be holden of our Sov r : Lord 
the King as of his manor of East Greenwich in the Countey of 
Kent in the Realme of England ; in ffree and Comon Soccage 



Middleboroughy Mass., Vital Records. 37 

and not in Capite nor by Knight service nor by the rents and 
services therof and therby Due and of right accostomed ; with 
warrantice against all people for ever by these p r sents that by 
my right or title might claime any right or title of or into the 
said p r mises or any p r te or p r sell therof whatsoever ; and I the 
said Willam Allin ; Doe heerby Covenant promise and graunt 
to and with the said henery Tucker that it shalbe lawfull for 
him : either by himselfe or his attorney to record and enrowle 
these p r sents or to cause them to be recorded and enrowled in 
his Ma tie5 Court att att Plymouth aforsaid before the Gov r : for 
the time being or any other majestrate of that Jurisdiction ac- 
cording to the usuall manor of recording and enrowling Deeds 
and evidences of lands : in such Cases provided. In Witnes 
wherof I the said Willam Allin have heerunto sett my hand and 
seale this fifteenth Day of Aprill one thousand six hundred sixty 
and nine 1669 

Signed sealed and Delivered Willam Allin and a (seale) 

in the p r sence of John Doane 
Edward Perrey 
This above written Deed acknowlidged the Day and time 
of sealing and Delivering by the p r sons Concerned heerin 
before mee 

John ffreeman Assistant 
[Plym. Col. Deeds, III : 159] 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from Vol. IV, p. jj.) 

[p. 57] M r John Morton Deceased : March : the 20 th 17H : In the 

68 th year of his age 
Jacob Torason Esquire Deceased September the first : 1726 : In the 

sixty fifth year of his age 
Ruth Cob the wife of Ebenezer Cob Deceased October the 7 th 1726 

in the twenty fifth year of her age 
Ichabod Southworth the son of Leiut Nathaniel Southworth and of 

Jael his Wife Deceased November the : 23 rd 1727 : In the sev- 
enteenth year of his age 
Joanna Vaughan the wife of Capt Joseph Vaughan Deceased April 

the : 1 1 th : 17 1(*) aged sixty one years 
Hannah Vaughan the Daughter of Capt Joseph Vaughan Deceased : 

April y e : 6 th : 17 15 In the Twenty seventh year of her age 

* " 1 7 18 " according to the copy made prior to 1855. 



38 MiddleborougJi, Mass., Vital Records. 



Josiah Vaughan the son of Capt Joseph Vaughan Deceased : Febru- 
ary y e : 13 th : 172^ In the Twenty sixth year of his age 

Elisabeth Hacket the wife of John Hacket Deceased April : the : 
17 th : 1728 In the forty second year of her age 

Hope Cob the wife of Deacon Jonathan Cob Deceased July the : 
26 th : 1728 

Deacon Jonathan Cob Deceased August the : 5 th : 1728 

Mercy Redding the wife of Ebenezer Redding Deceased March : 
31 st : 1728 In the forty third year of her age 

Ebenezer Tinkham the son of Seth Tinkham and of Mary his Wife 
Deceased May the : 16 th : 1729 : In the second year of his age 

Seth Howland Deceased October the : 26 th : 1729 : In the fifty sec- 
ond year of his age 

Deacon John Bennet Deceased March : 21 st : 1 7^f- : Aged seventy 
six years 

Deborah Bennet Widdow of Deacon John Bennet Deceased March : 
22 nd : 1 7 |f Aged seventy years 

James Lebaron the son of James Lebaron and of Martha his wife 
Deceased September the : 16 th : 1725 : In the fourth year of 
his age 

John Holmes Deceased February the : 14 th \i\% In the 36 th : year 
of his age 

M r Daniel Vaughan Deceased April the 3 rd : 1730 aged about : 75 : 
years 

Patience Tinkham the wife of Samuel Tinkham sen 1 " Deceased 
November the : 4 th : 1727 : In the : 35 th year of her age 

M r Isaac Howland senior Deceased March the 9 th : 172 % 

M rs Elisabeth Howland widdow of M r Isaac Howland senior De- 
ceased October y e : 29 th : 1727 In the : 75 th :. year of her age 

Ichabod Standish the son of Ichabod Standish and of Phebe his wife 
Deceased April the : 27 th : 1731 : Aged seventeen months 

Elinor Fuller the wife of Jonathan Fuller Deceased September y e : 
28 th : 172 (*) In the 38 th : year of her age 

M r Isaac Pierce Senior Deceased February the : 28 th : 1 731/2 In 
the Seventy first year of his age 

[p. 58] December 23 rd : 1726 John Durfey of Middleborough and 

Katherine Mortamore of Taunton were married by me Benjamin 

Ruggles 
May the : 18 th : 1727 : Benjamin Durfey Late of Freetown now 

Resident in the town of Middleborough and Hannah Joslin 

widdow of Taunton were Married by me Benjamin Ruggles 
September : 5 th : 1727 Jonathan Ingley and Martha Reed both of 

the Town of Middleborough were Married : by me Benjamin 

Ruggles 
October 13 th 1726 : Then Married John Nelson and Abiah Leonard 

both of Middleborough after Lawfull publication ; Peter Thacher 

* " 1720 " according to the copy. 



Middle borough, Mass., Vital Records. 39 

November : 14 th : 1726 : Then Samuel Fuller and Silence Short both 
of Middleborough after Lawfull publication were married by me 
Peter Thacher 

November : 30 th : 1726 : Then Henry Thomas and Ruth Nelson both 
of Middleborough after Lawfull publication were married : by 
me Peter Thacher 

January : 19 th : 172^ : Then Gershom Cob and Melatiah Smith both 
of Middleborough after Lawfull publication : were married pr 
Peter Thacher 

May : 2 : 1727 : Gershom Samson and Bethiah Clark both of Mid- 
dleborough after Lawfull publication : and consent of parents 
were married pr Peter Thacher 

June : 21 st : 1727 : Capt William Kannady and M rs Elisabeth Eaton : 
After Lawfull Publication : in : Middleboro and plympton : were 
Then Married by me Peter Thacher 

January : 25 th : 1722- : John Drew Jun r and Susanna Bennet both of 
Middleborough : after Lawfull publication : were married : pr 
Peter Thacher 

December : 14 th : 1727 : Francis Eaton of Kingstone and Thankfull 
Alden of Middleborough after Lawfull publication were married 
pr Peter Thacher 

March : 28 th : 172S : Then Nathaniel Hooper of Bridgewater and 
Elisabeth Tinkham of Middleborough after Lawfull publication : 
were married : by me Peter Thacher 

Feb : 29 th : 17 2 f : Ebenezer Barrows and Sarah Pratt : both of Mid- 
dleborough were married : by me Peter Thacher 

June : 12 : 1728 : Then Edward Washburn of Bridgewater and Elisa- 
beth Richmond of Middleborough were married by me Benja- 
min Ruggles 

June : 18 : 1728 : Then Ambrose Braley and Mary Renolds both of 
the town of Middleborough were Married by me Benjamin 
Ruggles 

June : 26 • 1728 : Then James Wescoat and Mary Dikens both 
of the town of Middleborough were married by me Benjamin 
Ruggles 

[p. 59] September : 5 th : 1728 : Deacon John Hacket of Middle- 
borough and M rs Elisabeth Richmond of Taunton were married 
by me Benjamin Ruggles 

December : 13 th : 1728 : Ebenezer Peirce of Middleborough : and 
Mary Hoskins of Taunton was married : by me Benjamin 
Ruggles 

March : 27 th : 1729 : Josiah Hascol and Sarah Brayley both of the 
town of Middleborough were married by me Benjamin Ruggles 

April the : 9 th : 1729 : Joseph Leonard and Hannah Pratt : both of 
the Tow[n] of Middleborough were married by me Benjamin 
Ruggles 

August : 21 : 1729 : Then William Hack of Taunton and Mary Tink- 
ham off] Middleborough were married by me Benjamin Ruggles 






40 Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records, 

September : 10 : 1729 Then Eleazer Pratt Jun r & Hannah Short 
both of Middleborough were married by me Benjamin Ruggles 

September : 10 : 1729 : Then Joshua Coombs of Rochester and Eliza- 
beth Pratt of Middleborough were married by me Benjamin 
Ruggles 

November : 20 th : 1729 : Joshua Peirce of Pembrooke and Hopstill 
Holloway of Middleborough was married by me Benjamin 
Ruggles 

December : 25 : 1729 Nathan Holloway of Taunton and Elizabeth 
Makepeace of Middleborough was married by me Benjamin 
Ruggles 

May : 24 : 1728 : M r Seth Howland and Elizabeth Delano both of 
Middleborough after Lawfull publication were marry d by Peter 
Thacher 

Sept : 10 : 1728 : Ebenezer Reddinn and Joanna Vaughan both of 
Middleborough after Lawfull publication were marry d by Peter 
Thacher 

Oct : 31 : 1728 : David Miller and Susanna Holmes both of Middle- 
borough were marry d by Peter Thacher 

Dec : 4 : 1728 : Ignatius" Elmes and Sarah Bennet both of Middle- 
borough after Lawfull publication and consent of parents were 
marry d by Peter Thacher 

Dec : 18 : 1728 : Jonathan Snow of Bridgewater and Sarai Soul of 
Middleborough were marry d by Peter Thacher 

Jan : 30 : 1728 : William Hooper of Bridgewater and Lois Thomas : 
of Middleborough after Lawfull publication and consent of 
parents were marry d by Peter Thacher 

1729 : ap : ult : Thomas Wood and Hannah Alden both of Middle- 
borough were marry d by Peter Thacher 

[p. 61] Mary Wood the Wife of Elnathan Wood Deceased May y e 
30 th : 1733 Aged 48 years 

[p. 76] Elisabeth Tinkham the daughter of Shubeal Tinkham and of 

Pricilla his wife was born : October : 1 17 19 
Joseph Tinkham the Son of Shubeal Tinkham and of Pricilla his 

wife was born : decern 1 " : 16 17 21 
Mary Wood the daughter of John Wood and of Sarah his wife was 

born February : 2 . 17 18/9 
Thankfull Wood the daughter of Jabez Wood : and of Hannah his 

wife was born September : 28 1722 
John Darling the Son of John Darling and of Elisabeth his Wife was 

born : May 26 1722 
Patience Simmons the daughter of Aaron Simmons : & of Martha his 

Wife was born February : 21 1722 13 
Deborah Bennet the daughter of Peter Bennet : & of Pricilla his 

Wife was born : January : 29 1722/3 

( To be continued.) 



The Will and Inventory of John Turner, Senior, 



THE WILL AND INVENTORY OF JOHN TURNER, 

SENIOR.* 

Transcribed from the Original Documents, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

John Turner, Senior, or "the Elder" as he was frequently 
called, married Mary 3 Brewster (Jonathan, 2 William 1 ), 10 No- 
vember, 1645.1 He died at Scituate, probably in 1697, shortly 
before 20 May, 1697, the day his inventory was taken. His 
will was dated 4 March, 1695, and proved 28 June, 1697. The 
will, the record of its approval, and the inventory are found in 
the Plymouth County Probate Records, Volume I, pages 266 to 
270 inclusive, but the copies here given were made directly from 
the original documents, still preserved in the probate files. The 
will is in very bad condition. It is fourteen and three-fourths 
by eighteen and seven-eighths inches in size. 



In the Name of God Amen This Fourth day of March in 
the year of our Lord God One thousand Six hundred Ninety 
& Five And in the Eighth year of the Reign of Our Soveraign 
Lord William the Third by the Grace of God of Great Brittaine 
France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c I John Turner 
Sen r ; of the Town of Scituate In the County of Plymoth 
In the Province of the Massachusets Bay In His Majesties 
Territory & Dominion of New-England Husbandman being 
weak in body but in sound and Perfect mind and Memory 
(thanks be to God therefore) Do make Ordaine & Declare this 
my last will and Testament. Hereby revoking and renouncing 
all Wills and Testaments whatsoever by me made heretofore. 
First & Principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God 
through the merits of my onely Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ 
And my body to the Earth to be decently buryed at the dis- 
cretion of my Executors hereafter to be named hoping for a 
blessed Resurrection And as to my Temporal Estate After my 
due debts paid & funeral charges defraied I dispose thereof as 
Followeth — Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Son Jona- 
than Turner a piece of Land lying below the Road which pas- 

* Printed in full at the request of a "liberal contributor to the Colonial Research 
Fund. 

t Mayflower Descendant, 1 : 8. 



42 The Will a fid Inventory of John Turner, Senior. 

seth by the meeting house up the North-River in Scituate 
abovementioned (on part of which Said land his the said Jona- 
than Turners Dwelling house & barn do stand) being a part of 
my homestead or homelot and Extending in length from the 
meadow or marshland sometime of John James at the lower or 
Southerly end ; To the aforesaid Road or high way at the 
Upper or Northerly end ; And in breadth being twenty & one 
Rodds throughout the whole length thereof ; Bounded on the 
Westerly si[de] by the Westerly bound [line o]f my said home- 
lot or hom[es]tead ; And on the Easterly side by a line begin- 
ing at the aforesaid Meadow or Marshland and thence riming 
over the hollow of a Rock and thence to a little Red-oak-tree 
standing near to the aforesaid Road and from the said Tree 
directly to the said Road Together with my ten-acre Lot at 
Berstow's Hill and all that my great lot lying near unto the 
aforesaid Hill being the third lot in Division and lying next 
to the lot Sometime of Master Nicolas Baker or to the lot laid 
out on his right To Have & to Hold the said three parcels of 
land So above bounded and described To him the said Jonathan 
Turner His heires and Assignes for Ever. Item To my Sun 
Joseph Turner I have formerly given & by deed Confirmed a 
part of my aforesad home-Lot lying above the aforesaid Road 
and being the Northeasterly corner or part of my said homelot 
and in quantity Twenty acres on which parcel of land The said 
Joseph Turner Dwelling house and barn now standeth And I 
do by this my last Will & Testament confirm the gift of the 
said twenty acres of land to him the said Joseph His heires & 
Assignes for Ever. Item I give and Bequeath unto my son 
Ezekiel Turner the full one halfe part of all my lands and Right 
of & in Lands lying at Middleborough together with all the 
Rights Privileges & Appurtenances to the said half belonging 
or any wise appertaining To Have & to Hold the said half part 
Appurtenances & Priviledges to him the said Ezekiel his heirs 
& assignes for Ever And the other full halfe part of my lands 
and right of lands yet undivided (at Middleborough aforesaid) 
with all the Rights Priviledges & Appurtenances to the said 
other half belonging or in any wise appertaining I do by this 
my last Will and Testament give and bequeath unto my Six 
Grandchildren hereafter named that is to say Isaac Turner, 
John James, Thomas Prince, Margret Turner, Alice Prince, 
And the Eldest Child of my son Ezekiel Turner to be equally 
divided betwixt my said Six Grandchildren to each a like part 
share & share like To Have & to Hold to each one his and her 
part to him & her and to his and her Heirs and Assignes for 



The Will and Inventory of Joint Turner, Senior. 43 

Ever — Ite[m] I have formerly given to my Son John Turner 
and to him by deed Confirmed a parcel of land part of my 
homelot aforesaid upon which said Parcel his sometime dwelling 
house stands lying above the said Road and bounded westerly 
by my westerly line aforesaid And I do by this my last Will & 
Testament Confirme the said parcel of land (as it is bounded 
and more fully described by Deed) To him the said John 
Turner his heires & assignes for Ever. Item To my Son 
Elisha Turner I have formerly given and by deed Confirmed 
my Tanyard & Fatts And do by these Presents Will the En- 
joyment thereof and of all the Contents of the said deed to him 
the said Elisha Turner his heires and Assignes For Ever. Item 
I give & bequeath to my son Amos Turner my Ten acre Lot 
of upland lying & being about halfe a mile from the Upper End 
of the homestead or lot sometime of John Briant Sen r : And 
my lot at Newfound-marsh lying for Eight acres as also the 
sum of Five Pounds out of my Stock in the Tan-yard (now the 
Tan-yard of my Son Elisha as abovesaid) Provided there be at 
the Instant of my decease so much Stock of mine in the Tan- 
yard abovesaid as the said sum of five Pounds To Have & to 
hold the said Two lots as abovedescribed to him the said Amos 
Turner his heires and Assignes For Ever. Item I give unto 
my Daughter Grace Christophers One feather-bed with bed 
clothes pillowes bolsters and all other Appurtenances as it is 
Commonly used. Item I give and bequeath by this my last 
Will & Testament unto my dearly beloved wife Mary All my 
houshold Goods of what kind soever (not before in this my 
Will disposed) To Use and Enjoy the same during the whole 
term of her Natural life (She remaining my Widdow) And after 
her the said Mary's Decease or Remarriage All the said hous- 
hold goods to be Equally Divided betwixt my four Daughters ; 
That is to say Lydia Mary Ruth & Grace ; Also my Will is 
that my wife Mary aforesaid Shall have the whole use and In- 
come of my whole Remaining homestead That is to say My 
Dwelling house with all the Out-houseing and land below the 
abovesaid way or Road (and not otherwise disposed by this my 
Will) whether Upland or Meadow or of whatsoever other kind 
or by whatsoever .other Name or title it be called or kno[wn 
As] also [all y e Cattell & husbandry] Implements] To Enjoy 
the Said [living Cattell] & Implements] to her [y e said Mary] 
During [y e ] w[hole t]e[rm of] her Natural life (She [Cont- 
inuing my widdow as abovesaid) And my Will is that after 
the Decease or Remarriage of the said Mary my wife Which- 
soever shall first happen My Son Benjamin Turner Shall have 



44 The Will and Inventory of Jo Jin Turner, Senior. 

Hold Possess and Enjoy the said Liveing in all the parts a[nd] 
Particulars thereof (as above limited and described to my wife) 
To Him the said Benjamin and the heires of his body [llawfully 
begotten And to his and their Sole Proper Use and behoofc 
For Ever. He the said Benjamin paying therefore [t]he sum 
of Ten Pounds in the Space of Two Years after the Decease of 
my said Wife Mary begining or to begin from his fi[rs]t En- 
trance on the said living to Possess the same Unto my Son 
Ezekiel Turner or his Heires or Assignes That is to Say Five 
P[ou]nds yearly dureing the aforesaid Space of Two yeares 
And further my Will is that all other my Estate not by this 
my last will an[d] Testament above disposed whatever it be or 
wheresoever it be found shall be Equally Divided amongst ail 
my Children ab[o]vementioned. And of this my last Will & 
Testament I do Constitute Appoint & Declare my two Sons 
Jonathan an[d] Joseph Joint Executors allowing their Neces- 
sary and Reasonable Charges out of the whole Estate And In 
Sign of all [a]nd Singular the Premises I the said John Turner 
have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year first 
abo[ve] written 

Signed Sealed Published & Declared The mark & seal 

to be the Last Will & Testament of of John Turner (Seal) 

John Turner Senior 
In the Presence of us 
Deodat Lawson 
Deborah Lawson 
Ephraim Little. 

[On the back of the Will.] 

Memorandum that on y e 22 th day [of] J[une 169] 7 
Before W m Bradford Esq r Judge &c Appeared m^ Deborah 
Law[so]n one of y e Witnesses to y e within written Will and 
made oath that She was present and Saw and heard John 
Turner sen r the Testator within named Sign Seal and declare 
the within written Instrument to be his last Will and Testa- 
ment and that to y e best of her Judgment he was of sound dis- 
posing mind and memory when he did y e same and that She 
Subscribe her name thereto as a witness and saw m r Deodat 
Lawson & Ephraim Little jun r Set to their hands as witnesses 
also. Attest Sam 1 Sprague Register 

Also upon y e 28 th of y e same June before y e sd Judge 
Ephraim Little another of sd Witnesses made oath that he was 
present & saw & heard John Turner y e sd Testator signe Seal 



The Will and Inventory of John Turner, Senior 45 

& declare sd Instrument to be his last will & Testament and 
that to y e best of his Judgment he was of Sound mind & 
memory when he did y e same 

Attest Sam 1 : Sprague Regist r 

An Inventory of the goods Chatties and Credits of John 
Turner senior late of Sittuate deceased taken by us whose 
names are hereunto Subscribed May 20 ; 1697 





£ 


s J 


To wearing Apparrell 


06 


00 00 


To Moneys 


24 


10 00 


To Money due to the Estate 


65 


13 °4 


To Books 


01 


00 00 


To a Trundle bedsted bed boulster Rug 2 sheets 2 blankets 04 


00 00 


To one feather bed boulster 2 pillows 2 blankets 2 sheets 
one Coverlet 


|o6 


06 00 


To one bedstead Curtains & valens 


02 


15 00 


To 4 Cushings 


00 


07 00 


To a Cupbord 


01 


10 00 


To a Table and fourm 


00 


16 00 


To seaven Chaires 


00 


13 CO 


To Earthen ware a spining wheele and wooden Mortar 


01 


04 00 


To a gun amunition and looking glass 


01 


16 00 


By a feather bed boulsters and pillows a blanket Rug anc 
Sheets one paire 


I06 


03 00 


By a wasted Rug 2 Coverlets and one Blankets 


°5 


10 00 


By five payre of Course sheets 


°3 


05 00 


More by five sheets 


02 


04 03 


Table linnen and pillowberes 


02 


10 00 


By six bushells of Corn 


01 


04 00 


By home made C loath 


06 


10 00 


More by home made Cloath 


00 


16 00 




144 


12 07 


The totall sum is 


216 


09 07 


By three Chests a small Table and fourm 


00 


15 00 


By a Bedstead and stocke cards 


00 


05 00 


To six bags 


00 


08 00 


To flax and hempe and tallow 


00 


17 00 


To lining and woollen yearn 


00 


10 00 


To pillobers and towels 


01 


01 00 


To one whele one tub and trayes 


01 


OO CO 


To one iron pot andierns and ould iron 


02 


14 OO 


To bras 


02 


15 OO 


To Lumber 


01 


07 00 


To pewter 


- °3 


14 00 


To sheepe and lambs 


11 


14 00 


To six Cowes 


iS 


OO OO 



°7 


00 


00 


OI 


06 


00 


03 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


12 


10 


00 


00 


14 


00 


00 


12 


00 


°3 


°5 


00 


7i 


17 


00 


00 


09 


04 



46 Tlie Deposition of John 2 Soule {George 1 ). 

To one oxe and yong catl 

To swine 

To hors flesh 

To a cart and whele and timber chain 

To stock of leather in y e tan yard 

To 2 hives of Bees 2 payles hour glas and can 

To old iron and crank of grindston 

The funerall Charges 

What the estate is indebted is 

The funerall charges are not aded in this sum 

Nathanell Turner 
Israeli Hobart 

Memorand — before William Bradford Esq 1 " Judge of Pro- 
bate on y e 22 th day of June 1697 Appeared Jonathan Turner 
& Joseph Turner Executors of y e last Will of John Turner 
sen r late of Scituate deceased and made -oath that y e above 
Written is a true Inventory of all & Singular y e Goods chattels 
& credits of said Deceased so far as they know & that if more 
shall come to their knowledge they will cause it to be Added. 

Attest Sam 1 Sprague Register 

This Inventory is Recorded in y e 269 th & 270 th pages of y e 
first Book of County Records for Wills &c at Plimouth July 
24 th 1697 : pr Sam 1 Sprague Regisf 



THE DEPOSITION OF JOHN 2 SOULE (GEORGE 1 ). 

John Soul of Duxboro aged about Seventy foure Years; 
Testifieth and Saith y t upwards of forty Years agoe, he was 
with y e men that laid out y e Gurnet Marshes, into lotts, and 
that att time there was not any meadoe or Marsh land on y e 
Southerly Side of y e Stage beach between y e s d beach and y e 
sea, w ch bore any grass or not to y e quantity of a Cock for 
Several Years, and that the first lot of Marsh land was laid 
out on y e Northerly Side of y e Said Stage beach, y e s d beach 
being reputed to be y e Southerly bounds of y e s d lott : 

The oath of S d John Soule taken this 8 th day of March 

1705/6 before us John Cushing Ju r . ) T . , „ 

' J/ t 1 x.- [ Justices of y e peace 

Joseph otis J J J r 

Entered March y e 8 th 

1705/6: and recorded 

pr Tho s Little reg r , 

[Plymouth County Deeds, VII 135] 



The Mayfloivcr Genealogies. 47 



THE MAYFLOWER GENEALOGIES. 
Stephen Hopkins and His Descendants. 

Compiled from Original Sources, 
, By George Ernest Bowman. 

" So ten of our men were appointed who were of themselues 
willing to vndertake it, to wit, Captaine Standish, Maister Car- 
ver, William Bradford, Edward Winsloe, Iohn Tilley, Edward 
Tilley, Iohn Howland, and three of London, Richard Warren, 
Steeuen Hopkins and Edward Dotte." 

" m r Steven Hopkins, & Elizabeth his wife ; and . 2 . 
children, caled Giles, and Constanta a doughter, both by a 
s former wife. And . 2 . more by this wife, caled Damaris, 
& Oceanus, the last was borne at sea. And . 2 . ser- 
vants, called Edward Doty, and Edward Litster." 

" m r Hopkins, and his wife are now both dead ; but 
they lived above . 20 . years in this place, and had one 
sone, and . 4 . doughters borne here. Ther sone be- 
. 5 . came a seaman, & dyed at Barbadoes, one daughter dyed 
here . and . 2 . are maried. one of them hath . 2 . chil- 
dren, and one is yet to mary. So their Increase, which 
still survive, are . 5 . But his sone Giles is maried, 
4 . and hath . 4 . children. 
. 12 . his doughter Constanta, is also maried, and hath . 12 . 
children all of them living, and one of them maried." 
All that we know of Stephen Hopkins and his family before 
they arrived at Cape Cod is contained in these brief statements 
from Mourt's Relation and Bradford's History.* He came from 
London, had been married twice, had two children by each wife 
and brought two servants. These meagre facts are the only 
ones yet discovered which are supported by absolutely trust- 
worthy contemporary evidence. Much speculation regarding 
his early life has been indulged in by various writers, but all 
have failed to produce from contemporary sources conclusive 
evidence of the soundness of their claims. 

Before proceeding to a chronological record of the events 
in Stephen Hopkins's life after the arrival at Cape Cod, it will 
be well to consider more particularly the statements of Bradford 
quoted at the beginning of this article. A critical study of his 

•Mayflower Descendant, I: 10, 13, 14; III : 46. 



48 The Mayflower Gc7icalogics. 

words in connection with the will of Stephen Hopkins and the 
record of the division of his personal estate among his unmarried 
, : daughters, and other contemporary evidence, has convinced me 

that the Damaris Hopkins who came in the Mayflower died 
young, that the second of the four daughters said to have been 
born at Plymouth was named Damaris for her deceased sister, 
and that it was this second Damaris who, in the latter part of 
1646 or early in 1647, became the wife of Jacob 2 Cooke 
(Francis 1 ). 

If this theory is accepted all known records can be perfectly 
harmonized. On any other theory a number of contemporary 
records are found to be contradictory and it becomes necessary 
to prove that at least part of them are incorrect. 

For more than three years I have sought for evidence to 
prove that Bradford made an error in his account of the Hop- 
kins family, for it is not a pleasant task to show descendants of 
Jacob Cooke that his wife Damaris did not come in the May- 
flower, and I hoped that the idea that she must have been 
younger than Deborah, conveyed by the terms of her father's 
will, might be explained away. But the more I studied the 
records the more thoroughly convinced I became that the May- 
flower Damaris died young. 

I was first impressed by the order in w r hich Stephen Hop- 
kins mentioned his four unmarried daughters in his will.* They 
are three times named, and every time it is in this order : Deb- 
orah, Damaris, Ruth, Elizabeth. Again, when Caleb Hopkins 
and Myles Standish divided the personal estate f among these 
daughters they were named in the same order. Why did both 
the father and the brother name Deborah first if Damaris was 
the older ? 

In Bradford's " view of the decreasings, & Increasings " of 
the passengers he mentions, either by name or in a way which 
makes identification positive, all of the children on the ship with 
the exception of Damaris Hopkins and Oceanus Hopkins. 
Since the name of Oceanus does not appear in the Division of 
Cattle in 1627 :£ it is certain that he died before that time. If 
the Mayflower Damaris was the one who married Jacob Cooke 
and had at least one child before 165 1 why did she alone of all 
the Mayflower passengers fail to receive credit for her share of 
the " Increasings ? " 

Three ways of explaining this failure to make any mention 
of Damaris have been suggested. The first and most reason- 

* Mayflower Descendant, II : 12. t Ibid., IV: 114. 

J Ibid, I: 151. 



Stephen Hopkins and His Descendants. 49 

able one seems to be that she as well as Oceanus had died very 
young. The second is that Bradford forgot that she was a pas- 
senger and counted her as one of the four daughters he said 
were born at Plymouth. The third, and least probable, ex- 
planation is that he entirely overlooked her, although he had 
strictly followed out his plan and had taken every family "in 
order as they lye." At the end of his account of the passen- 
gers he mentions the two servants brought by Hopkins. If it 
is claimed that he forgot them until the list was completed it 
only strengthens the argument that Damaris was neither for- 
gotten nor misplaced. He could hardly have discovered the 
omission of the servants without noticing any error in regard 
to Damaris. 

Bradford's distinct statement that Hopkins had four daugh- 
ters born at Plymouth, of whom one had died (evidently un- 
married), one was still single, one was married and had no 
children living, and one was married and had two living chil- 
dren, must be accepted as correct unless positive proof to the 
contrary is produced. In writing of the children and grand- 
children of Stephen and Elizabeth Hopkins born after, the 
arrival at Plymouth, he says : " So their Increase, which still 
survive, are . 5 . " This number he also sets in the margin. 
(It is important to bear in mind that by " Increase " in this 
connection Bradford invariably means children or grandchildren 
born on this side of the ocean, after the arrival at Plymouth.) 
He says that Hopkins had a son and four daughters born at 
Plymouth, and that one of these daughters had borne two chil- 
dren who were still living, also that the son and one of the 
daughters had died. Each one of the five children "borne 
here " is specifically mentioned, and it is impossible to believe 
that Bradford intentionally included the Mayflower Damaris 
among the four daughters. 

If she was entirely forgotten who were the four daughters 
born at Plymouth ? Four unmarried daughters, Deborah, Da- 
maris, Ruth and Elizabeth, are mentioned in Stephen's will. 
It is evident from this will that there were no other unmarried 
daughters living in 1644, that the only married daughter then 
alive was Constance, the wife of Nicholas Snow, and that there 
were no children of a deceased daughter. If, therefore, Damaris 
of the Mayflower married Jacob Cooke, and there were four 
other daughters born at Plymouth who was the fourth one, and 
why does not some trace of her appear in her father's will or 
some other contemporary record ? As not the slightest hint 
of such another daughter has been found and the records almost 

1 









50 The Mayflower Gc?iealogics. 

conclusively prove that there was no such daughter we may 
safely discard the third explanation suggested. 

The second explanation offered, that Bradford made a mis- 
take and counted the Mayflower Damaris as one of the four 
daughters born at Plymouth, is more reasonable, but still it 
requires us to assume that he made an error in a matter where 
he would naturally be expected to be particular, and credited 
Stephen Hopkins with an increase too large by one. We must 
also assume that the father and brother of the Damaris of the 
will had some reason, unknown to us, for putting the oldest of 
four unmarried daughters in a secondary place instead of in her 
natural position. We must also believe that she was not mar- 
ried until an age, twenty-seven or more, which was for those 
times very unusual, and that she bore children unusually late in 
life. 

Let us now consider the explanation which was suggested 
first by myself, over three years ago. Every one who has had 
any experience in the examination of old records has found 
many cases where a child died young and another child born 
later was given the same name. In some of these cases no 
mention of the death of the first child nor of the birth of the 
second is found on the records, but positive proof of the facts 
has been discovered. The absence, of any record of the early 
death of the Mayflower Damaris or of the birth at Plymouth of 
another Damaris can not therefore be considered as proof that 
these events did not take place, especially when we remember 
that the vital records of Plymouth prior to 1648 have been lost. 

Since Oceanus was born on the Mayflower, between 6 16 
September and 11/21 November, 1620, the Mayflower Damaris 
must have been born at least a year earlier and was probably 
born before the year 16 19. The record of the Division of 
Cattle, 22 May /i June, 1627, mentions Damaris, Caleb and 
Deborah. Since Caleb was named as the executor of his father's 
will he was probably of age at the time it was made, 6/16 June, 
1644. He certainly was twenty-one on 28 October jy Novem- 
ber, 1644, when he deeded land to his brother Gyles.* The 
appointment of Myles Standish as "overseer" of Stephen's will 
does not necessarily indicate that Caleb was then under age, 
since it was very common for overseers to be appointed if the 
widow,f or a daughter, or a son who had lately reached his 
majority, was chosen executor, and Caleb certainly was not over 

* Plym. Col. Deeds, 1 : 182. 

t See Anthony Snow's will in this issue. 



Stephen Hopkins and His Descendants. 5 1 

twenty-three when the will was made. It is probable, there- 
fore, that he was born before 6/16 June, 1623, and as Oceanus 
was born late in 1620 and his mother doubtless suffered severely 
with the rest in that terrible first winter which proved fatal to 
so many, including probably the infant Oceanus, it is altogether 
unlikely that another child was born between Oceanus and Caleb. 
Even if Deborah was born before Caleb it is not probable that 
the date was earlier than the first part of 1622. The placing of 
her name after Caleb's in the Division of Cattle does not give 
us any clue to their relative ages, as it was very common in 
legal documents to name first all the sons, even infants, then all 
the daughters. 

As already shown, the Mayflower Damaris must have been 
born early in 1619, or before. If, therefore, she was living when 
her father made his will she was at least three years, and was 
probably more than seven years, older than Deborah. The four 
daughters, Deborah, Damaris, Ruth and Elizabeth, were then 
unmarried and it is certainly a very unusual case if the father 
three times in his will placed a younger sister first. The will 
contains no intimation of favoritism towards Deborah, and as 
she was not married until nearly two years later it is not reason- 
able to suppose that approaching marriage led Stephen to name 
her first. If it were not known that a daughter Damaris came 
in the Mayflower no one would doubt that the Damaris of the 
will was younger than her sister Deborah. 

The marriage of Jacob Cooke to Damaris Hopkins did not 
take place until after 10/20 June, 1646,* and if his wife came 
on the Mayflower she must have been over twenty-seven years 
of age, an unusually late marriage for a period when a girl was 
far more likely to marry at seventeen, and she was unusually 
old at the birth of her daughter Ruth, 17/27 January, i66s/6.f 

It only remains to show that the four unmarried daughters 
mentioned in Stephen Hopkins' will in 1644 could have been 
the four mentioned by Bradford in 165 1 as born at Plymouth. 

Deborah 2 Hopkins married Andrew Ring at Plymouth on 
23 April /3 June, 16464 and we do not find any record of a 
child born to them until the birth of Elizabeth, at Plymouth, 
19/29 April, i652.§ This daughter Elizabeth is mentioned in 
Andrew's will || as deceased, and the other daughters were 
clearly younger than she. William Ring is called " elder son " 

•Mayflower Descendant, II : 27. t Plym. Col. B. M. B., p. 36. 

X Court Orders, II : 130. § Plym. Col. B .M. B., p. 15. 

ii Mayflower Descendant, IV: 193. 



52 The Mayflower Genealogies. 

in the will. He died at Plymouth between 16/26 June, 1730, 
and 21/31 May, 1731, the dates of making and probating his 
will.* His gravestone on Burial Hill states that he died in 
April, 1729, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. This date 
cannot of course be correct and his age at death may also be 
an error. If we assume that the age given is correct, then 
William the " elder son " was certainly born after Elizabeth, in 
1653 or ^ter. Every other reference to him found on the 
records indicates that he was much younger. If any children 
were born before Elizabeth no evidence of such births can now 
be found on the records and they certainly died young, prob- 
ably before Bradford wrote. 

Damaris 2 Hopkins married Jacob 2 Cooke [Francis 1 ) in the 
latter part of 1646 or early in 1647 and the first child we find 
recorded as born to this couple was Elizabeth Cooke, born at 
Plymouth, 18/28 January, 164S Q.f The second child on the 
records, Caleb, called "eldest son" in his father's will,$ was 
born at Plymouth 29 March /8 April, 165 1 .§ He was born 
therefore after Bradford wrote. || The daughter Elizabeth mar- 
ried John 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) and died in 1692 in her forty-fourth 
year. Before her birth there was plenty of time for the birth 
of another child, who probably died after Bradford wrote. 

Ruth 2 Hopkins must have been the daughter who died be- 
fore Bradford wrote, as her father's will provided that in case 
Deborah, Damaris, Ruth or Elizabeth died unmarried her share 
of the personal estate should be distributed among the remain- 
ing sisters, and the settlement of Elizabeth's estate in 1659 
shows that Ruth had died, unmarried, before that time. This 
settlement proves also that Elizabeth was the daughter de- 
scribed by Bradford as the one who was "yet to mary." 

Although the evidence which has been presented does not 
prove conclusively that Damaris (Hopkins) Cooke was not a 
Mayflower passenger, it offers a reasonable explanation of con- 
temporary records and statements which apparently are contra- 
dictory: If any record is found which conflicts with or disproves 
any part of this theory no one will be more pleased to see it 
than myself, since my sole aim in the compilation of the May- 
flower Genealogies is to get at the facts as shown by the orig- 
inal records and written or printed statements of contemporary 
writers. 

* Plym. Co. Prob. Reds., VI : 34, 35. t Plyra. Col. B. M. B., p. 5. 

% Mayflower Descendant, III : 237. § Plym. Col. B. M. B., p. 13. 

y Mayflower Descendant, 1 : 1C1. 



Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records. 53 

The record of Stephen Hopkins after the arrival of the 
Mayflower at Cape Cod Harbor will be taken up in the next 
installment. 

( To be continued.) 



PLYMOUTH, MASS,, VITAL RECORDS. 

(Co ? 1 tinned from Vol. IV, p. 114.) 

[p. 59] The Children of Jacob Willard & Sarah Willard his Wife 

1 Sarah born itebruary : 6 th : 170* 

2 Simon born on y e 19 th of November 1706 

The Children of Josiah Johnson, & Patience his Wife 

1. Josiah Johnson Born Sep*. 30 th . 1748. 

2. Patience Johnson Born March 10 th . 1752. 

3. Eleazer Johnson Born, Dec r 3. 1755. 

The Children of Eliazar Dunham Junior & Meriam Dunham his Wife 

1 Rebeckah born on y e 2 d of ffebruary 1706 

2 ffeare born March 13 th 170! 

3 Nathaniel January 4 th 170]-^ 

4 Ezekell born July 14 th 17 13 Deceased June 28. 17 14. 

5 Ezekill born Jenuary 10 th 170}^ 
Elizabeth born March 7 th . 1723/4 
Jerusha born february : 2 d : 1725/6 

The Children of George Morton & Joanna Morton his Wife 

1 Hannah born November 27 th 1666 

2 Manasseh born ffebruary 3 d 1669 

3 Ephraim born Aprill 12 th 167 1 

4 Joanna born June 27 th 1673 

5 Ruth born December 21 1676 

6 George born July 16 th 1679 

7 Timothy born March 12 th 1682 

8 Rebeckah born July. 18 th 1684 

9 Elizabeth born November 20 th 1686 
10 Thomas born July 2 d 1690 

[p. 60] The Children of William Barnes & alse barnes his W r ife 

1 William born on the 5 th of January 1706. Drowned Ap r . 16. 1730* 

2 Lemuell born on y e 16 th of ffebruary 1707 Deceased in 1751 

3 Marcy born Desember 19 th 1708 

4 Benjamine born Desember n 17 11 Deceased 

Benjamin born Dec r : 20 th : 17 17. Deceas d . April 12 th . 1760 
The Children of William Jerman, & Eleonar his Wife 
1 William Jerman born May 22 nd . 1747. Deceased Sep*. 23 rd . 174& 

* " 1 " has been written over the "o." 



54 Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

2. Mary Jerman born Sep 1 . 23 rd . 1748. 

The Children of John Harlow & Martha his wife 

1 John born January 29 1706/7. 

2 Elizabeth born September 1 1709 Deceas d . July 4 th 17 10 

3 Rebeckah born July 13 th 17 n Deceas d . Dec r . 24. 1731. or 1 73(*) 

4 Martha born July 7 th 17 15 Deceas d . July 7. 1735. 

5 Amaziah born Dec r 18 th . 1721 

Mary Harlow born Dec r . 5. 17 1 7. Deceas d . Dec r . 19. 1 7 1 7 
Thankfull Harlow born, Feb 1 ^. 11. 1723/4. Deceas d . Feb r y. 22. 

i7 2 3/4 
The Children of William Cook & Tabitha Cook his Wife 

1 hannah born the 8 th of November 1707 

2 lidiah born fTebruary 4 th 1710 

3 Hulda born on y e 12 of Agust 17 12 

4 William born January 15 th i7o-[-i 
5. Elisha born March 10 th 170-J-f 

6: Tabitha born July 8 th 17 19 

7 Pricila born March : 13 : 1721/22 

[p. 61] The Child of Nathaniel Morton & Mary Morton his wife 

Nathaniel born on y e 5 th of Desember 1706 

The Children of Bennijah Pratt & Mary Pratt his Wife 

1 Mary born on y e 8 th of Aprill 1695 

2 Sarah born on y e 15 of June 1697 

3 Debora born October 18 th 1698 

4 Prisilla born November 21 1701 

5 Abigail born July 6 th 1703 

The Children of Josiah Cotton & hannah Cotton his Wife 

1 Hannah Cotton y e Daughter of Josiah Cotton & hannah his Wife 
was born Aprill 3 d : 1709 Hannah deceased Octo r 27. 1731 

2 Mary born on the 14 of August 17 10 

3 John born on the 5 th : of Aprill 17 12 Dec d . Nov r 1799 aged 77 

years 

4 Bethia born June 8 th I7r4 

5 Theophilos born March 31 st 17 16 

6 lucie born fTebruary 19 th 170^ 

7 Josiah born January 19 1719/20 he Deceased : on : ye : first Day 

of agust 1720 

8 A son born May 3 d 172 1 Deceased May 28 172 1 

9 Edward born June 20 th 1722 Deceased July 6 th 1722 

10 Josiah born July 30 1723 Deceased October 23 d 1723 

11 Josiah Cotton born November 18 th 1721 

12. Edward Cotton born April 6 th 1726. Deceased June 20 th : 1726. 

13 Rowland Cotton born July 27 th . 1727. Decease'd August 10 th 1727 

14 Margaret Cotton born January 23. 1729/30 

15. Rowland Cotton born September 13. 1732. dead 
The Children of Samuel Bates & Margeret bats his Wife 

* The last figure is illegible. 



Plymouth, Mass., Vita! Records. 55 



1 Thomas was born March 2 d 1 705 

2 Samuel born : on y e 16 of Aprill : 17 13 : 

3 John born November : 24 : 17 16 

4 Barnabas born January 15 th 170],} 

5 Job born y e 14 th of October 1721. 

[p. 62] The Children of Samuel King Senior & Sarah King hib Wife 

1 Sarah born on y e 21 of ftebruary 1670 

2 Joannah born on y e 16 th Day of March 1672 

3 Samuel born on y e 27 of March 1674 

4 Mehittab born on y e 16 of June 1676 

5 Bethyah bom on the 21 of October 1678 

6 Joseph born on y e 16 of ffebruary 1680 

7 John born on y e 16 of March 1683 

8 Eliazar born May 27 1685 

9 Isaac born May : 6 : 1688 
10 Martha born aprill 8 th 1694 

The Children of William Clarke Juner and Bethiah Clarke his wife 

1 Nathaniel born October 30 th 1709 

2 Sarah born May 25 17 12 

3 Matthew born September 13 th 17 14 

The Children of Elkanah Watson & Marsey Watson his Wife 

John born the begining of October 1678 Died Sep r . 9. 1731 

Phebe born in June 1681 

Mercy born in October 1683 

Mary born in October 1688 

Elizabeth* 

The Child of William Green &: Desire grene his Wife 

Mary born March 8 th 17 10 

The Children of Thomas Foster Jun r , & Marcy his Wife 

1. Hannah Foster Born, Sept r . 19 th . 1748. Deceased April. 25. 1749 

2. Lucey Foster Born Jan 1 ^ 13 th . 1749/5. died of the Small pox in 

1776 

3. Thomas Foster Born Oct r . 4. 1751. 

4 Priscilla Foster Born July 27. 1753. Deceas d Aug 8 * 21 st . 1775 
5. George Foster Born Sep 1 15 th 1755. 

6 Marcy Foster. Born Dec r . 11 th . 1758 

Samuel Bartlett Son of Priscilla Foster Above named born April 28 th 
1775 

[p. 63] The Child of Joseph King Junior and Marsey King his Wife 

Nathaniel born May 26 : 1707 : deseased february 7 th : 1734/5 

The Child of William Greene and Desire Greene his Wife 

Mary born March y e 8 17 10 

The Children of Charles Church & Mary Church his Wife 

1 Benjamin born on the first Day of November 1706 

2 Deborah born January 12 1707 

* This name is in a modern hand. 



$6 Reports from State Societies, 

3 Charles bom August 26 17 10 

4 Rebeckah born Aprill 15 th 17 13 

5 Joseph born March 20 th 17 15 

6 Sarah born ffebruary 26 th 170^ 

The Children of John holmes & Sarah holmes his Wife 

1 Patience born on y e 3 d of November 1690 

2 Nathaniel born on the 30 th of August 1692 

3 John born on y e 28 of May 1694 

4 Cornelious born on y e 4 th of January 169 5 

5 Sarah born October 28 1699 • 

The Children of the sd John holmes and Exsperiance holmes his Wife 

1 Samuel born November -.21 1704 

2 Benjamin born October 9 th 1706 

3 Thomas born January 7 th 17 of 

4 Suzanah born October. y e . 13 17 it. 

(To be continued.) 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The Seventh Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Massachusetts So- 
ciety were held at the Hotel Somerset, Boston, on Friday evening, Novem- 
ber 21, 1902. After the dinner addresses were made by Governor Myles 
Standish, who presided, Hon. John D. Long, Hon. Michael J. Murray, Rev. 
George T. Smart, D.D., Rev. George M. Bodge and Mr. J. Henry Sears. 

The following officers were elected for the year 1902- 1903 : 
Governor, Morton Dexter 

Deputy Governor, Winslow Warren 
Captain, Charles Augustus Hopkins 

Elder, Rev. George Hodges, D.D. 

Secretary, George Ernest Bowman 

Treasurer, James Leonard Wesson - • 

Historian, Frederick Wesley Parker 

Surgeon, Samuel Jason Mixter, M.D. 

Assistants, Mrs. William Lawrie, Henry Southworth Shaw, Horace 

Homer Soule, Jr., Mrs. C. Peter Clark, Edwin S. 
Crandon, Rev. Edward Huntting Rudd, Samuel Bil- 
lings Capen. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

"Manual for the General Court" (Mass.), 1902; from Mr. Arthur E. 
Linnell of Wollaston. 

First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Reports on 
Public Records ; from the Record Commissioner, Hon. Robert T. Swan. 

" The Drinkwater Family " j from Mr. Clarence F. French of Waltham. 



Reports from State Societies. 57 

"Vital Records of Montgomery, Mass."; from the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth. 

"James Rogers of New London, Ct., and His Descendants"; from the 
compiler, Mr. James Swift Rogers of Boston. 

Seven electrotype plates of parts of Col. John Gorham's " Wast Book ", 
a Halftone plate and two Photographs of old Gorham houses at Barnstable, 
and three copies of Gorham wills; all from Mr. Frank W. Sprague of 
Brookline. 

Twenty-four old documents, principally deeds of land in Taunton and 
Norton, Ivlass. ; from Mrs. Charles H. Warren of Providence, R. I. 

" Historical Sketch of the Granary Burial Ground " and " Annual Re- 
port of the Cemetery Department of the City of Boston " ; both from the 
Cemetery Commission. 

Photograph of Entries in an old Waterman Bible ; from Mr. Roswell 
L. Hallstram of New York, N. Y. 

"The Van Houten Family of Bergen, N. J." ; from the compiler, Mr. 
Charles L. D. Washburn of Washington, D. C. 

" Genealogical Chart of the Gladding Family " ; from Mr. R. A. Quin 
of Vicksburg, Miss. 

Three Photographs of Entries in the John Taylor Bible, also the Nega- 
tives from which they were printed; all from Mr. Wizard A. Nichols of 
Redlands, Cal. 

Members Elected. 
September, 30, 1902. 

723. Shepard Howland, Cambridge, seventh from John Howland. 

724. Charles Plimpton Lincoln, Somerville, eighth from Richard Warren. 

725. Miss Alice Carpenter Allyn, Cambridge, seventh from William Brad- 

ford. 

726. Mrs. David Oakes Clark, Hingham, eighth from Richard Warren. 

727. Mrs. Allen Francis Carpenter, Somerville, seventh Degory Priest. 

728. William Cushing Loring, Newton Centre, ninth from Richard War- 

ren. 

729. Miss Susanna Willard, Cambridge, eighth from Richard Warren. 

730. Nelson Elliott Bryant, Shanghai, China, eighth from Myles Standish. 

731. Mrs. Nelson Elliott Bryant, Shanghai, China, eighth from John 

Alden. 
October 31, 1902. 

732. John Wellington Faxon, Chattanooga, Tenn., seventh from William 

Bradford. 

733. Mrs. Palmer Gaylord Wood, Fort Douglas, Utah, seventh from 

William Bradford. 

734. Foster Standish Kellogg, Boston, ninth from Myles Standish. 

735. Mrs. Robert Enegren, Moline, 111., ninth from William Bradford. 

736. Miss Elizabeth Hitchcock Brayton, Fall River, ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

737. Mrs. Arthur Ellsworth Linnell, Wollaston, ninth from Stephen Hop- 

kins, eighth from Constance Hopkins. 

738. Miss Erminnie Angelia French, Waltham, eighth from George Soule. 

739- Carolus Melville Cobb, M.D., Lynn, eighth from John Howland. 
November 18, 1902. 

740- Miss Winifred Johnson, Cape Girardeau, Mo., ninth from Myles 

Standish. 

741- Mrs. Charles Henry W r right, Cambridge, eighth from Richard War- 

ren. 



58 Reports from State Societies. 

742. Mrs. Alexander Granville Bowditch, East Braintree, ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

743. John Davis Long, Hingham, ninth from James Chilton, eighth from 

Mar}- Chilton. 

744. Miss Abby Maria Bennett Slade, Providence, R. I., eighth from 

Richard Warren. 

745. James Belcher Etherington, Winthrop, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, 

eighth from Constance Hopkins. 

746. Mrs. Augustus Taylor Clark, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth 

from Constance Hopkins. 

747. Mrs. Albert Emore Richardson, Burlington, Vt., eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 
74S. Edward Jones Cox, Newtonville, seventh from Henry Samson. 

749. Mrs. Edward Jones Cox, Newtonville, eighth from William Brewster. 

750. Miss Elizabeth Williams Cilley, Nottingham, N. H., tenth from John 

Howl and. 

751. Leonard Gregory Paine, Philadelphia, Pa., eighth from Francis 

Cooke. 

752. Clarence Freeman French, Waltham, eighth from George Soule. 

753. Mrs. Clarence Freeman French, Waltham, ninth from Peter Brown. 

754. Mrs. Walter Jenney, Boston, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth 

from Constance Hopkins. 
November 24, 1902. 

755. Mrs. Alvah Norton Belding, Rockville, Conn., ninth from Stephen 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance Hopkins. 

756. Mrs. Samuel Crowell, Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
June, 1902. 
266. Edwin S. Crandon, eleventh from William Brewster, tenth from 

Love Brewster ; eleventh from PJchard Warren ; tenth from 

Richard Warren. 
September, 1902. 
266. Edwin S. Crandon, ninth from James Chilton, eighth from Mary 

Chilton; ninth from Francis Cook: ninth from Stephen Hopkins. 
305. Mrs. George E. Richardson, ninth from Francis Cooke, eighth from 

John Cook. 
October, 1902. 

598. Rev. John E. Bowman, tenth from Francis Cooke. 
713. Miss Katharine K. Davis, eighth from John Howland (two lines). 
November, 1902. 
381. Mrs. William P. Weyman, eighth from Francis Cooke. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
September 17, 1902. 

687. Charles Edwin Sherman, Lawrence, eighth from John Howland. 

688. William Hervey Blymyer, New York, ninth from Francis Cooke. 

689. Charles Manning Henderson, Rochester, ninth from William Brew- 

ster. 

690. Frederick Brooks Hubbell, Canandaigua, ninth from William Brew- 

ster. 

691. Mrs. Charles L. Browne, Portland, Me., seventh from Myles Standish. 



Reports from State Societies. 59 

October 1, 1902. 

692. Mrs. Joseph Wilkins Howe, New York, seventh from John Howland. 

693. Charles Hustace, Jr., Honolulu, H. I., tenth from William Brewster. 

694. Mrs. Charles Arthur Ring, Buffalo, tenth from Francis Cooke. 
November 5, 1902. 

695. Mrs. Charles Lincoln Seabury, Yonkers, eighth from John Howland. 

696. Rev. John Howard Hobbs, Jamaica, L. I., eighth from John How- 

land. 

697. Mrs. William Isaac Donshea, New York, ninth from William Brew- 

ster. 

698. Andrew Haswell Green, New York, sixth from John Howland. 
November 21, 1902. 

699. Harry Bates Thayer, New York, eighth from John Alden. 

700. Rev. Abbott Eliot Kittredge, New York, seventh from Stephen 

Hopkins, sixth from Gyles Hopkins. 

701. Miss Jane Elizabeth Terry, Irvington, ninth from William Bradford 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

The following officers were elected at the Annual Meeting held No- 
vember 22, 1902 : 

Governor, Dr. James Nevins Hyde 

Deputy Governor, Victor Clifton Alderson 

Elder, Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Cheney 

Secretary, Mrs. Seymour Morris 

Treasurer, Paul Blatchford 

Historian, Theron Royal Woodward 

Captain, Isaac Burrows Snow 

Surgeon, Dr. Harry Cushman Worthington 

Assistants, John Smith Sargent, Miss Cornelia Grav Lunt, Edson 

Jesse Harkness, Mrs. Nelson C. Gridley, Isaac Gross 
Lombard, Mrs. Henry C. Purmort, Frederick M. 
Steele. 

Members Elected. 
November 12, 1902. 

93. Livingston Wells Fargo, Chicago, eighth from William Bradford. 

94. Miss Florence Bradford Fargo, Chicago, eighth from William Brad- 
ford. 

95. Mrs. Irene Fargo Andrews, Chicago, eighth from William Bradford. 

96. Mrs. Roger Sherman, Chicago, tenth from John Alden. 

97. Mrs. Charles Pinckney Wheeler, Evanston, ninth from John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted. 

October, 1902. 

91. Myron D. Downs, eighth from William Brewster, seventh from Love 
Brewster ; ninth from John Howland ; eighth from Richard War- 
ren. 

OHIO SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
October 7, 1902. 

46. Miss Isadora King, Xenia, ninth from William Bradford. 
47- Miss Emma Cornelia King, Xenia, ninth from William Bradford. 



60 Reports from State Societies. 

48. Mrs. Clinton Corwin Nichols, Wilmington, ninth from William Brad- 

ford. 

49. Mrs. Samuel Pogue, Cincinnati, eighth from Richard Warren. 

50. Mrs. Francis Miller Dillc, Cincinnati, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 

51. Mrs. Ferdinand Welch, Toledo, eighth from John Howland. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
October 14, 1902. 

146. Mrs. Sylvester R. Burch, Washington, seventh from William Brew- 

ster, sixth from Love Brewster. 

147. Frank Bond, Washington, eighth from Isaac Allerton, seventh from 

Mary Allerton. 

14S. James Fitch Bradford, Cornwall Hollow, Conn., seventh from Wil- 
liam Bradford. 

November 10, 1902. 

149. Sherwood Caldwell Cummings, Norwalk, Conn., eighth from William 

Bradford. 
November 21, 1902. 

150. Leonard Wood, Washington, ninth from Francis Cooke. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
February 1, 1902. 

37. Mrs. Lorenzo Dow Harmon, Oshkosh, eighth from William Bradford. 
June 18, 1902. 

38. Mrs. John Watkins Mariner, Milwaukee, eighth from William Brad- 

ford. 
July 17, 1902. 

39. Fred Moore Strong, Beloit, eighth from Henry Samson. 
September 26, 1902. 

40. Mrs. Frank W. Oakley, Madison, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 
October 20, 1902. 

41. Ellis Baker Usher, La Crosse, eighth from John Howland. 
October 28, 1902. 

42. Mrs. Edward Miller Crane, Oshkosh, eighth from John Alden. 
November 13, 1902. 

43. Thomas Lathrop Kennan, Milwaukee, ninth from William Brewster. 



RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
September 10, 1902. 

30. Mrs. William Frederick Williams, Bristol, tenth from James Chilton, 

ninth from Mary Chilton. 

31. Miss Elma Elizabeth Smith, Providence, ninth from John Alden. 



32 
33 
34 
35 
36 



Mrs. George Allen Buffum, Providence, ninth from William Brewster. 
Mrs. Charles Bristed Rockwell, Bristol, ninth from Myles Standish. 
Emory Poole Russell, Providence, eighth from Myles Standish. 
Miss Elizabeth Warren, Providence, eighth from Richard Warren. 
Miss Anna Nightingale Warren, Providence, eighth from Richard 
Warren. 



Reports from State Societies. 61 

37. Mrs. William Smith Granger, Providence, eighth from John Alden. 

38. Miss Georgiana Guild, Providence, ninth from Myles Standish. 

39. Mrs. Frank Mason Mathewson, Providence, eighth from John Alden. 

40. Miss Caroline Frances Waterman, Warren, seventh from John How- 

land. 

41. Mrs. George Saunders Bullock, Warren, eighth from Richard Warren. 
October 8, 1902. 

42. Mrs. Edward Harris Rathbun, Woonsocket, ninth from William 

Bradford. 

43. John Pitman, Springfield, Mass., eighth from John Alden. 
November 12, 1902. 

44. Mrs. William Woodward, Jr., New York, N. Y., eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

45. Miss Louise Southwick Kendall, Providence, ninth from John Alden. 

46. Harry Austin Slocomb, Providence, ninth from John Alden. 

47. Miss Bertha Simmons Manchester, Providence, eleventh from Francis 

Cooke, tenth from John Cooke. 



MICHIGAN SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
September 3, 1902. 

29. Fred Dana Standish, Detroit, seventh from Myles Standish. 

30. Mrs. Orlando J. Parker, Howell, ninth from William Brewster. 

31. Miss Ada Louise Smith, Pontiac, tenth from William Bradford. 
November 12, 1902. 

32. Mrs. Henry Stimson Atterbury, St. Louis, Mo., ninth from James 

Chilton, eighth from Mary Chilton. 

33. Miss Adaline Mathilde Grelling, Detroit, ninth from John Alden. 

34. Miss Clara Arlette Avery, Detroit, eighth from John Alden. 

35. Mrs. George W. Patterson, Jr., Ann Arbor, ninth from Edward Fuller. 



MAINE SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
December 26, 1901. 

21. Roswell Farnham Doten, Portland, sixth from Edward Doty. 
February 22, 1902. 

22. Alonzo Walton Sturges, Lewiston, eighth from John Howland. 
March 26, 1902. 

23. Mrs. Benjamin Bixby Murray, Calais, seventh from William Bradford. 

24. Edward Arthur Shaw, Portland, ninth from John Alden. 

25. Charles Lathrop Parsons, Durham, N. H., ninth from William Brew- 

ster. 

26. Mrs. Stephen Edmund Royce, St. Albans, Vt., eighth from John 

Alden. 

27. Lewis Beers Curtis, Southport, Conn., ninth from William Bradford. 

28. Mrs. Edward Howe Harden, Orrington, ninth from Myles Standish. 

29. Charles Henry Alden, Waterville, seventh from John Alden. 

30. Elliott Wood, Winthrop, seventh from Peter Brown. 

31. Miss Grace Belle Gannett, Augusta, ninth from James Chilton, eighth 

from Mary Chilton. 

32. Mrs. Charles Cobb Harmon, Portland, eighth from Myles Standish. 



&2 Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

Truro, Mass., Vital Records. The Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants proposes to publish, if encouragement warrants, 
the Vital Records (Births, Marriages and Deaths) of the town of Truro, 
Barnstable County, Mass., from its incorporation in 1709 down to the year 
1850. Following the plan adopted for all the historical work of this So- 
ciety a literal transcript of these records will be printed, with the addition 
of a complete full-name index. 

. Among the names to be found in the Truro records are the following : 
Atkins, Atwood, Avery, Baker, Bangs, Brown, Chapman, Childs, Cobb, 
Cole, Collins, Conant, Cook, Davis, Doane, Dyer, Eldred, Eldridge, Free- 
man, Gross, Grozier, Harding, Higgins, Hinckley, Hopkins, Knowles, 
Lewis, Lombard, Mayo, Merrick, Newcomb, Nickerson, Nye, Paine, Perry, 
Phinney, Rich, Rider, Rogers, Sargent, Sellew, Small, Smalley, Smith, 
Snow, Stevens, Swett, Thayer, Thomas, Treat, Turner, Upham, Vickery, 
Warren, Webber, Wharf, Young. There are said to be 1300 entries re- 
lating to the Rich family alone. 

It is estimated that the volume will contain over 400 pages of octavo 
size, and it will be printed in clear type on good paper and bound in linen. 
The cost of issuing this book will be about $1200. In order that this 
amount may be provided and the publication of these important records 
be assured, the cordial cooperation of every person interested in Truro, or 
in any other Cape Cod town, is earnestiy solicited. Assistance may be 
rendered in two ways — -by direct gifts to the " Cape Cod Town Record 
Fund," or by advance subscriptions for copies of the book. 

The "Cape Cod Town Record Fund" has been started for the purpose 
of securing, as rapidly as the growth of the fund will permit, the publica- 
tion not only of the Vital Records, but also of the Church, Gravestone, 
Proprietors and other records of every tozvn in Barnstable County. 

A gentleman (not a member of this Society) who declines to allow his 
name to be used, started this fund with a gift of $200, on condition that 
his contribution be applied towards the expense of making a literal tran- 
script of the Truro Vital Records, ready to be put into the hands of the 
printer as soon as receipts from gifts and from subscriptions for copies 
of the book reach an amount which will warrant the publication of these 
records. It is expected that this transcript will be completed about April 1, 
1903, and prompt and liberal contributions to the fund are urged in order 
that the work of printing may proceed rapidly. 

All contributions to the fund will be acknowledged in " The Mayflower 
Descendant" and the names of contributors will also be printed in each 
book published at the expense of this fund. 

The price of the " Truro, Mass., Vital Records " to those who subscribe 
in advance of publication will be four dollars ($4.00) per copy. The price 
to those who are willing to assist in securing the early publication of these 
records by sending a remittance with their order will be three dollars 
($3. 00). The book when published will contain a list of all advance sub- 
scribers who send remittances with their orders. 

If the amount needed is secured and the Truro records are published, 
the returns from sales of the book will be added to the " Cape Cod Town 



Pilgiim Notes and Queries. 63 

Record Fund " and thus assist in printing the records of the other Cape 
Cod towns. It is hoped that the contributions for this work will be both 
prompt and liberal in order that the work may go forward rapidly and the 
" Truro, Mass., Vital Records " be ready for distribution before the General 
Congress of the Society to be held at Plymouth in September, 1903. The 
larger the contribution the earlier the work of printing can begin, but gifts 
of any amount and subscriptions for one or several copies of the book will 
be welcomed. 

This Society has already begun printing in "The Mayflower Descendant" 
the Vital Records of Barnstable, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich and Yar- 
mouth and the Precinct Records of Welliieet; but the limited space which 
can be given to each town makes progress in the preservation of these 
records extremely slow, and it must be remembered that we have not yet 
been able to begin the Vital Records of Brewster (See announcement in 
another note), Dennis, Falmouth, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Well- 
fleet and Truro, or any of the Church, Gravestone, Proprietors or other 
records, all of which should be preserved by printing as early as possible. 
It is estimated that contributions amounting to 5 10,000 in addition to the 
receipts from sales of the different volumes as they are issued will be needed 
to defray the expense of publishing the whole of this great mass of im- 
portant records. The Vital Records of every- town in the count)- can be 
published within three years if one half of this sum can be secured. This 
can easily be raised if those interested in seeing these records printed will 
make an effort to secure contributions for the Fund and advance subscrip- 
tions for copies of the different books. 

The prices of the Brewster and Truro books are as announced in these 
Notes, and the prices of the others will be fixed as early as possible. The 
order in which the towns will be taken up will depend on the wishes of 
contributors to the "Cape Cod Town Record Fund" and the amounts 
received from advance payments for copies of the respective books. 

All who read this notice are urged to send to the Editor the name and 
address of every- person they know to be descended from Cape Cod families 
and to personally call the attention of such persons to this most important 
work. 

Contributions for the " Cape Cod Town Record Fund " and subscrip- 
tions for the book should be addressed to the Editor. 

Cape Cod Town Record Fund. Contributions received : A friend, 
$200.00; Miss Marion E. Gross, Hartford, Conn., $5.00. Advance pay- 
ment for copy of Truro Records : $3.00. Total receipts, $208.00. 

In Memory of Elder William Brewster. The Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants proposes to publish in a separate 
volume the Vital Records {Births, Marriages and Deaths) of the town of 
Brewster, Mass., down to the year 1850. As this town, originally a part 
of Harwich, was named in honor of Elder William Brewster, it has been 
thought appropriate to issue these records in a handsome memorial volume, 
and appeal to Elder Brewster's descendants to provide the necessary- funds, 
eidier by gifts of such sums as they think best or by subscriptions for 
copies .of the book. 

Following the plan adopted for all the historical work of this Society, 
a literal transcript of the records will be printed, with the addition of a 
complete full-name index. 



64 Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 

It is proposed to issue two editions, the Memorial Edition, with several 
full-page illustrations, on deckle-edged paper and handsomely bound ; and a 
Regular Edition, of the records alone and uniform with the other Vital 
Records to be issued by this Society. 

The Memorial Edition will be limited to one hundred and fifty (150) 
numbered and signed copies. The price of this edition will be 55.00 to 
advance subscribers who remit that amount with their order, provided, that 
the order is received before the book is published. If any copies of this 
edition remain unsubscribed for at date of publication, the price of such 
copies will be increased. Orders for this edition will not be received unless 
accompanied by a remittance. 

Each advance order for the Memorial Edition accompanied by a re- 
mittance will be numbered as it is received, and the subscriber will be given 
the corresponding copy of the book, which will contain a list of all sub- 
scribers with their numbers, also a list of those who have made contribu- 
tions towards the expense of publication. 

The price of the Regular Edition will be 5 1. 00 to advance subscribers 
remitting that amount with their orcler. After the book is issued the price 
of this edition will be 52.00. 

Every descendant of Elder William Brewster is urged to assist this 
publication in memory of our honored ancestor by a liberal contribution or 
by a subscription (accompanied by a remittance) for one or more copies of 
the book; also by sending to the Editor the names and addresses of all 
Brewster descendants, in order that notices may be sent to them. It is 
hoped that the entire Memorial Edition will be subscribed for by de- 
scendants of Elder Brewster. All contributions towards the expense of 
publication will be acknowledged in " The Mayflower Descendant." 

The work of making the transcript of the records has begun, but the 
manuscript will not be put into the hands of the printer until the amount 
received from contributions and subscriptions warrants such a step. It is 
hoped that this appeal will meet with such a prompt and liberal response 
that the book may be issued by July 1, 1903. 

Contributions towards the expense of publication and subscriptions for 
copies of the book should be addressed to the Editor. 

Genealogical Research in Cape Cod Towns. While the copies 
of the Cape Cod records are being prepared searches for birth, marriage 
and death records can be made at very low rates. Since every page of 
the original volumes will be critically examined no entries will be over- 
looked and doubtless many long sought records will be discovered. The 
Editor has frequently found entries which had been missed by searchers 
who claimed to have made a thorough examination of the same records. 
Their failure was often due to relying on the " indexes " which many towns 
have. The majority of these "indexes" are very incomplete and many of 
them refer to extremely inaccurate "copies" instead of to the original rec- 
ords, and town clerks almost invariably produce the copy when the records 
are called for. The original is frequendy at the other end of the town, 
several miles distant. Most of these copies are worthless, owing to numer- 
ous careless errors of the copyist, and frequently to his inability to read 
the ancient handwriting of the original. 

All persons desiring to take advantage of this unusual opportunity for 
careful research at moderate rates should communicate with the Editor. 
All fees received will be added to the " Cape Cod Town Record Fund." 






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Vol. V. APRIL, J903. No. 2. 



THE SETTLEMENT OF REV. SAMUEL FULLER'S 

ESTATE. 

Literally Transcribed 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Rev. Samuel Fuller, son of Dr. Samuel Fuller of the 
Mayflower, died intestate at Middleborough ij August, 1695,* 
and his widow Elizabeth was appointed administratrix 25 Sep- 
tember, 1695. The record of this appointment and of the 
inventory taken 5 September, 1695, may be found in the Plym- 
outh County Probate Records, Volume I, page 223. On page 
224 is recorded the appointment of a guardian for the minor 
son Isaac, and on pages 246 and 247 is the agreement between 
the heirs. 

The original inventory and the bond of the administratrix 
are still preserved in the probate files. The bond is of especial 
interest as it bears the autograph signatures of the widow Eliza- 
beth Fuller and of her two bondsmen, Rev. Isaac Cushman and 
John Nelson. It is twelve and one-eighth by eight inches in 
size, and is in good condition, as will be seen by the accompany- 
ing illustration. The original inventory was used in making 
the copy for printing. It is somewhat worn on the right hand 
margin. 

Contributions towards the expense of illustrating the bond 
have been received from Mr. Linus E. Fuller of New York and 
Messrs. James D. Lazell and George T. Prince of Philadelphia. 



[Appointment of Administratrix.] 
William Bradford Esq r Commissionated &c for y e Granting 

•Mayflower Descendant, 1 : 222, and gravestone. 

65 



66 The Settlement of Rev. Samuel Fuller s Estate. 



of probate of wils and Letters of Administration within y e 
County of Plimouth &c To Elizabeth ffuller Relict & widdow 
of M r Sam 1 ffuller late of Middleborough deceased Intestate 
Trusting" in your care & fidellity I do by these presents commit 
unto you full power to Administer all & singular the Goods 
chattels Rights and Credits of y e sd Deceased and well & faith- 
fully to dispose of y e same according to law And also to ask 
gather levy Recover & Receive all and whatsoever Credits of 
y e sd deceased which to him while he lived and at y e time of his 
Death did appertain and to pay all debts in which y e deceased 
Stood bound so far as his goods chattels Rights and Credits can 
extend according to y e value thereof And to make a true & per- 
fect Inventory of all & singular y e Goods chattels Rights & 
Credits of y e sd deceased & to exhibit y e same Into y e Regis- 
ters office of y e aforesaid County at or before the fifteenth day 
of October next ensuing And to Render a plain & true account 
of your sd Administration upon oath at or before the twenty 
nineth day of September one thousand six hundred ninety and 
six And I do by these presents Ordaine Constitute & appoint 
you Administratrix of all & singular the Goods chattels Rights 
& credits aforesd In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand & y e seal of y e sd office 

Dated in plimouth y- e 25 th William Bradford 

day of September 1695 
Sam 1 Sprague Regist r 
[Plym. Co. Prob. Reds., I : 223] 

[Bond of Administratrix.] 

Know all men by these presents that We Elizabeth ffuller 
Relict & Widdow of m r Samuel ffuller late of Middleborough 
Deceased Intestate and Isaac Cushman & John Nelson both of 
Plimouth within y e county of Plimouth are holden & stand firmly 
bound and obliged unto William Bradford Esq r in the full sum 
of one hundred pounds currant money of New England afore- 
said to be paid to the sd W m Bradford his Successours in y e 
office of Judge of the probate of Wils and Granting Adminis- 
tration Within y e sd county or Assigns to the true payment 
whereof we do bind ourselves our heirs executors & Adminis- 
trator joyntly and severally firmly by these presents Sealed 
with our Seals. Dated in Plimouth the 25 th day of Septem- 
ber 1695 An° Regni Gulielmi Tertii Anlise Scotioe ffranciae et 
Hibernise Regis Septimo. 

The Condition of this present Obligation is such that if the 



The Settlement of Rev. Saviztel Fuller s Estate. 67 

above bounden Elizabeth ffuller Administratrix of all & singular 
the Goods Chattels Rights & Cfredits of the] sd Deceased In- 
testate Do make a true and perfect Inventory of all & singular 
y e ] Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of the sd Deceased which 
have or shall come to y e hands possession or knowledge of the 
said Administratrix or Into the hands & possession of any other 
person or persons for her & the same so made do exhibit Into 
y e Registers office of y e sd county at or before y e 25 th day of 
October next ensuing and the same Goods Chattels Rights & 
Credits and all other y e Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of 
y e sd Deceased at y e time of his Death which at any time after 
shall come to y e hands or possession of the sd Administratrix or 
any other person or persons for her Do well & truly Administer 
according to law & further do make or cause to be made a just 
& true account of her sd Administration at or before y e twenty 
nineth day of September 1696. And all y e Rest & Residue of 
the sd Goods Chattels Rights & Credits which shall be found 
Remaining upon the sd Administrators account the same being 
first examined and allowed of by the judge or judges for y e time 
being of probate of Wils and Granting of Administration within 
y e county of Plimouth shall deliver & pay unto such person & 
persons Respectively as y e sd judge or judges by his or their 
decree or sentence pursuant to law shall limit and appoint And 
if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and Testament was 
made by y e sd deceased and the executor or executors therein 
Named Do exhibit y e same Into the sd court of probate making 
Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly If the sd 
Elizabeth ffuller within bounden being there unto Required do 
Render & deliver the said letters of Administration Approba- 
tion of such Testament being first had & made into y e Registers 
office of y e sd County then this obligation] to be voyd & of 
none effect or else to Remain in full for[ce] 
Signed Sealed & delivered Elizabeth Fuller (seal) 

in presence of * Isaac Cushman (seal) 

John nelson (seal) 

[From Original Document.] 

[Inventory] 

Semtember : the 5 : 1695 

this is a tru inventary of the Estate of m r Samuell Fuller 
Teacher of the church of middelbury Lately deaseased prised 
by us whose names are under written 

* The bond was not witnessed. 



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68 The Settlement of Rev. Samuel Fullers Estate. 

his wearin cloathing woollin and linnen 

his books 

to beds with bedin 

puter with table linnen 

a still 

the brase to kittells and a spise mortter 

A iron pot and kittell and mortter 

tramejls tongs and pot hooks 

chests and trays and dishes and chairs 

tubs and pails 

Earthen ware and glases 

.runlets and barells and a churn 

a siften trof and a frien pan 

a loom and taklin 

hors taklin 

taklin for a teem and old iron 

a pare of oxen 

3 cowes 

3 heifer 

2 Calves 
swine 
a hors and a mare 

3 swarm of bees 
at middelbury his dwellin hous and 20 Akers of Land and A full share 

of the six and twenty mens purshas only twenty five Akers and 
twelf Akers of Land near John haskels and a parsell of Land 
Cominly called the sixteen shillin purshas and A hous and Land 
Plimouth 

more to books and a bibell 

tow pare of scalles 

three wheells and a pare : of cards : 

A pot and a spoon 

A gun 

toue yarn 

The widdows Bed not apprised 

Josepth : vaughan 
Samuell wood 

M re Elizabeth ffuller Relict & Widdow of M r Sam 1 ffuller 
above named made oath in Plimouth September 25 th : 1695 tnat 
y e above Written is a true Inventory of y e Goods Chattels 
Rights & Credits of y e sd Deceased so far as she knoweth & 
that if more shall come to her knowledge she will make it 
known 

Before William Bradford Esq r &c 
Attest Sam 1 Sprague Register 

* Comparison with the record (Vol. I : 223) shows that in every case where we 
have placed asterisks the original document had ciphers. 



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The Settlement of Rev. Samuel Fuller s Estate. 69 

The above written Inventory is Recorded in y e 223 d page of 
y e first Book of wils Recorded for y e County of Plimouth. 

p r Sam 1 Sprague Register 
[From Original Document.] 

[Appointment of Guardian.] 

Memorand y e 25 of Sep* 1695 

John Nelson of Plimouth appointed Guardian to Isaac ffuller 
Son of m r Sam 1 ffuller late of Middleborough deceased. 

p r William Bradford judge 
[Plym. Co. Prob. Reds., I : 224] 

[Agreement of the Heirs.] 

This agreement made betwixt the widdow M re Elizabeth 
ffuller and all the Children of M r Samuel ffuller late Minister 
of Middleborough in y e County of Plimouth in New England 
deceased Namely Samuel ffuller & Daniel Cole and Mercy his 
wife James wood and Experience his wife Samuel Eaton and 
Elizabeth his wife Hannah ffuller and John Nelson as Guardian 
to Isaac ffuller y e youngest son of sd fuller deceased and John 
ffuller said widdow and all said children have mutually and 
firmly Covenanted and Agreed & do by these presents firmly 
Covenant and agree for themselves & every of their heirs and 
assigns for ever to and with each other That y e Articles herein 
to be mentioned shall be and are the full & satisfying division 
and disposall of y e estate of said m r ffuller deceased And that 
sd Widdow and all y e children above mentioned are & for ever 
will be fully satisfied & contented with this Settlement both of 
y e lands and all y e goods & chattels of sd estate as hereafter 
followeth. 

Imp r s It is agreed that Samuel ffuller y e eldest son of sd 
deceased M r ffuller Quietly possess & enjoy for his portion to 
him his heirs & Assigns for Ever that seat of land in y e Town 
of Plimouth aforesaid which formerly was the possession of his 
said ffather and of late years Possessed by said Samuel his son 
with a house Standing thereupon with all uplands and meadows 
& all priviledges belonging thereunto Provided sd Samuel ffuller 
pay or Cause to be paid Annually to m rs Elizabeth ffuller Rel- 
ict of his said father ten Shillings in Silver money at or before 
the first day of each October during y e time She Remains a 
widdow. ffurther it is agreed as aforesaid that John ffuller y e 
Second Son of y e said deceased have one hundred acres of land 
with y e meadow lying at y e foote of said land which land said 



JO The Settlement of Rev. Samuel Fullers Estate. 

John ffuller hath now in his possession and is Butting upon 
Namasket River lying in y e lands purchased by Captain Thomas 
Southworth on y e North side of y e Road from Lakenham to 
Namasket River with half y e meadow lying in y e Great Meadow 
said lott of meadow is to be divided into two equall parts and 
said John ffuller to take his choyce And in that purchase one 
share of y e undivided lands of said Purchase And if hereafter 
said undivided land Shall be divided into lotts then said John 
ffuller is to have and choose his half of sd Divisions Also it is 
agreed as aforesaid that said Widdow Elizabeth ffuller Quietly 
have and possess the House and land which she now possesses 
in Middlebury Contayning Twenty acres more or less in y e 
Homestead Twelve acres more lying by y e lands of John Has- 
kall and twenty acres of Land more or less lying at y e uper end 
of y e Great meadow in said Captain Southworths purchase to- 
gether with y e one half of said meadow divided and undivided 
Belonging to said Purchase This housing and lands mentioned 
the said widdow is to enjoy wholy to her own proper use and 
benifit until! Isaac ffuller the youngest Son of sd ffuller de- 
ceased arrive at y e Age of twentyone years After which said 
Isaac ffuller is to have the one half of said House and said 
Widdow to have the other half And said Isaac is then to have 
two thirds of said Lands and sd Widdow one third during her 
life and after her decease said Isaac ffuller is to have and enjoy 
the whole house and all said lands to him his heirs and Assigns 
for ever It is also further agreed as aforesaid That after all y e 
just debts are paid the said Widdow ffuller shall have one full 
third part of y e moveables of sd Estate in what specie soever 
it be to her own proper use and benifit for ever moreover it is 
agreed that if said widdow dye before her son Isaac come to y e 
age of one and twenty years then y e Guardian of said Isaac 
hath full power and liberty to lease out said house and land for 
y e use and benifit of said Isaac till he Come of age to possess 
it. further more it is firmly Covenanted and Agreed as afore- 
said that upon the decease of said Widdow the said House shall 
be apprised by persons [p. 247] Indifferently chosen by y e chil- 
dren concerned and y e value of it to be divided into Six equall 
parts and given to Mercy Cole John ffuller Experience wood 
Elizabeth Eaton Hannah ffuller and Isaac ffuller said Isaac 
ffuller Reserving his own sixth part of y e value of said House 
to himselfe is to pay y e Remainder of y e value of said House 
to his said Brother John and his said ffour sisters each of them 
a just proportion equally And said Isaac shall have liberty for 
two year before he pay said legacies to his said Brother and 



The Settlement of Rev. Samuel Fuller s Estate. 71 

sisters after he comes to age if at that age of twenty one years 
he enter upon y e full and Iritire possession of y e whole house 
but if it be some years after he is of age before he come fully 
to possess said house by y e decease of his mother then he shall 
be obliged to pay said legacies within a year after his taking 
possession of said house And if his mother dye before he sd 
Isaac come of age yet he shall not be obliged to pay said 
legacies till two years after his being of age ffurthermore it is 
agreed as aforesaid that for all y e lands in plymouth Township 
that are not before exprest in this Instrument that are part of 
y e estate of sd m r ffuller deceased they are hereby granted & 
confirmed to Mercy Cole before named to her and her heirs for 
ever Particularly a Grant of land by said Plimouth Town or 
Court to said ffuller lying at doteys meadow in said Township 
And for his land in y e sixteene shilling purchase and all his 
Right of land in Assawamset Neck at or near Middleborough 
aforesaid it is mutually agreed as aforesaid That said land be 
herby granted and confirmed to Experience Wood Elizabeth 
Eaton and Hannah ffuller to them their heirs and Assigns for- 
ever to be equally divided betwixt them. It is also agreed as 
aforesd That y e two thirds of y e moveable Estate of sd ffuller 
be divided into four equall parts and to be equally divided be- 
twixt the four sisters above named Mercy Experience Elizabeth 
and Hannah what each of them hath already Received being to 
be accounted as part of their portion and accordingly y e Re- 
mainder out of these two thirds to make each of their portions 
alike for y e full and firm Confirmation and Establishment of all 
and every of y e said Articles the widdow and children before 
named have set to their hand and Seals this first day of October 
one thousand Six hundred Ninety and five was y e day wherein 
sd widdow and Children made these articles of agreement. 
Signed sealed and declared to be The £ mark of 

the joynt agreement of y e parties Elizabeth ffuller (seal) 

herein Concerned in presence of Samuel ffuller (seal) 

William Bradford The mark of 

y e Mark of Samuel Wood Mercy Cole (seal) 

Elkanah Cushman John ffuller (seal) 

Thomas Nelson John Nelson (seal) 

James Wood j , } 

Experience Wood ) v 
Samuel Eighton ) 
The mark > (seal) 

Elizabeth Eaton ) 
Hannah ffuller (seal) 



72 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 

Elizabeth ffuller Samuel ffuller Mercy Cole John ffuller 
John Nelson James Wood Experience Wood Samuel Eaton 
Elizabeth Eaton Hannah ffuller Coming all of them personally 
before me 27 th of July 1696 did freely own and acknowledge 
y e Instrument above written to be their act and deed 

William Bradford. Justice of peace 
Entered on Record Novemb 1 " 20 th 1696. 

p r Sam 1 Sprague Register 
[Plym. Co. Prob. Reds., I : 246, 247] 



BARNSTABLE, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. IV, page 22J.) 

[p. 414] y c Births of y e Children of John Gorham born at Ply moth 

his Daughter Desire y e 2 of April 1644 

C Temperance y e 5 th of May 1646 

. . r , - , , 1 Elizabeth y c 2 nd of April 1648 
At Marsh-held < . . e i * o c \ •? c 

J his Son James y c 28 of April 1650 

(John y e 20 of Feb 1651 

bom at Yarmoth his Son Joseph y e 16 of Feb 1653 

born at Barnstable Jabez y e 3 rd of August 1656 

his Daughter Mercy y c 20 of Jana 1 ? 1658 

Lydia y c 1 1 of Nov r 1661 

his Daughter Desire Married to John Flawes 7 octo r 1661 

James Gorham & Hannah Huckens was Married y e 24 Day of Feb 

■673 

Theii Daughter Desire Gorham born y e 9 Day of Feb 1674 

Their son James Gorham born y e 6 Day of March 1676/7 

Their Daughter Experience Gorham born y e 28 Day of July 1678 

Their Son John Gorham born y e 2 nd Day of August 1680 

Their Daughter Mehitable Gorham was born 20 Day of April 1683 

Their Son Thomas Gorham born y e 16 Day of Decem r 1684 

Their Daughter Mercy Gorham born y e 22 of Nov r 1686 

Their son Joseph Gorham born y e 25 of March 1689 

Their son Jabez Gorham born y e 6 th Day of March 1690/1 

Their son Sylvanus Gorham born y e 13 of Octo r 1693 

Their son Kbenezer Gorham born y e 14 of Feb 1695/6 

Their Above s (1 Daughter Mercy Gorham Departed y s Life 12 of 

June 16S9 
M r * Desire Gorham Relict of Cap John Gorham Sen r Late of Barn- 
stable Deceas d Departed this Life y e 13 Day of Octo r 1683* 

•See Mayflower Descendant, IV: 217. 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 73 



John Gorham and Mary Otis Married 24 of Feb 1674 

his Son John Born y e 18 of January 1675 and Died y e first of April 

1679 
his Daughter Temporance born y e 2 nd of August 1678 
his Daughter Mary born y e iS of Sept 1680 
his Son Stephen bom y e 23 of June 1683 
Shobal his Son Born 2 nd of Sept 1686 
his Son John Born y e 28 September 1688 
his Daughter Thankful Born y e 15 of Feb 1690 
his Son Job born y e 30 of August 1692 
Mercy his Daughter Born y e 1 Decern 1 " 1695 
Col Gorham Decea sd y e 11 of Novem 17 16 
for y e Births of y e Children of Stephen Shobal John Job See y e 

Other New Book 



[p. 415] M r Shobal Gorham was Married to M™ Puelia Hussey May 

in y e year 1695 
his Son George born 29 of January 1696/7 
his Daughter Abigail born About y e Latter End of March 1699 
his Daughter Lydia born 14 of May 1701 
his Daughter Hannah y e 28 of July 1703 
& Theodate 18 of July 1705 
Daniel born 24 of Sept r 1708 
& Desire his Daughter born 26 of Sept 1 " 17 10 
their Daughter Ruth born 7 of May 17 13 
The Children of Thomas son of James Gorham 
Thomas Gorham his Son Benjamin born 8 of Sep : 1708 
Reuben born Decern 10th 1709 
Priscilla his Daughter born Decern 1 " 18 17 n 
Samuel born 18 of December 1713 
Peter born 19 of December 17 14 
Paul bom y e 6 th Day of January 17 17 
Abraham Born y e 10 th of July 1720 
James born June 23 1723 
Gershom Gorham June 22 1725 
Abigail May 13 Anno Domini 1729 

M r James Gorham & Mary Joyce Married 29 Sep 1709 pr John 
1 Thacher Justice 

Their Daughter thankful bom 25 May 17 11 

Roger Goodspeed & Alice Layton married in Decern 1 " 1641 

his Son Nathaniel born 6 th of Octo r 1642 

his Son John Bom About y e Middle of June 1645 

his Daughter Mary born About y e Latter End of July 1647 

his Son Benjamin bom y e 6 of may 1649 

his Daughter Ruth born y e 10 of April 1652 

his Son Ebenezer born About y e Latter End of Decern 1655 

his Daughter Elizabeth bom y e 1 of May 1658 

Nath 11 Goodspeed and Elizabeth Bursley Married Nov 1666 



74 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 

his Daughter Mary born y e iS of February 1667 

Benj n Goodspeed and Mary Davis Married 

Their Daughter Mary born 10 of January 1677 

John GoodSpeed & Experience riolley Married 9 of January 1668 

Their Daughter Mercy bom y e 18 of February 1669 

Their Son Samuel born y e 23 of June 1670 

Their Son John Born y e first of June 1673 

Their Daughter Experience born y e 14 of «Sept 1676 

Their Son Benjamin born y e 31 of March 1679 

Their Daughter Rose born y e 20 of Feb : 1680 

Their Daughter Bathshua born y e 17 of Feb 1683 

John Goodspeed y e Son of John Goodspeed & Rembranc Buck were 

Married the 16 of Feb 1697 
their Daughter Elizabeth born y e 10 Decern 1698 
& Temperance was Born y e 17 of February 1699 
Their Son Samuel born y e 17 of March 1701 
& Cornelius y e 2 of Feb 1703 
Their Son John Born y e 16 of Nov r 1708 
Experience June 24 th 17 10 
his Daughter Born 24 april 17 12 

Benjamin Goodspeed Ju r & Susannah Allen Married in March 17 10 
his Son Joseph born 1 January 17 n 
his Daughter Mary born 12 oct 17 13 
Their Daughter Mercy Goodspeed born sept r 26 1725 

[p. 416] Ebenezer Goodspeed & Lydia Crowel Married Feb 1677 

Their Son Benjamin born y e 31 of October 1678 

Their Son born y e 21 of January 1679 & Deceas d y e 20 of December 

1680 
Their Daughter Mehitable born y e 4 September 1681 
Their Daughter Alice born y e 30 of June 1683 
Their Son Ebenezer born y e 10 th of Sept r 1685 
Their Daughter Mary born y e 2 august 1687 
their Daughter Susannah bom y e 7 of Nov 1689 
Their Daughter patience born y e 1 of June 1692 
Their Daughter Ruth born y e 12 of July 1694 
Their Daughter Lyddia born In Octo r y e 14 1696 
Their Son Roger born Octo r 14 th 1698 
Their Daughter Reliance born 18 September 1701 
Moses Goodspeed born y e 24 of Nov 1 " 1704 
Benjamin Goodspeed & Hope Lumbart married pr Esq r Lothrop 

.!7°7 
Their Son Jabez Goodspeed born 26 January 1707/8 
Their Daughter Jane bom 7 Sep 1709 
James Last June 1711 
Their Son David born Nov r 13 17 13 

& Nathan born 7 Octo r 1715 Nathan Died April 29 1731 
Their Daughter Patience bom 25 March 17 18 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 75 

his Son Jonathan Born 23 April 1720 

M r Samuel Green his Daughter Hannah born y e 28 March 17 16 

[p. 417] John Howland his Son Isaac born y e 25 of Nov r 1659 

his Daughter Hannah born y e 15 of May 166 1 

his Daughter Mercy y e 21 of January 1663 

his Daughter Lydia born y e 9 of January 1665 

his Daughter Experience y e 28 of July 1668 

his Daughter Anne born y e 9 of Sept 1670 

his Son Shobal born y e 30 of Sept 1672 

his Son John born y e 31 of Decern 1 " 1674 

Isaac Howland and Ann Tayler Married Decern 1- 27 Day 16S6 

Their son'Ebenezer born y e 7 of Sep 1687 

Their son Isaac Born y e 3 of July 1689 

Their Daughter Mar}- bom In Octo r 169 1 

Their Daughter Ann born In Decern 1 " 1694 

Their Son John Born y e 2 February 1696 

Their Son Joseph Born y e Last of July 1702 

Shobal Howland & Mercy Blossom were Married 13 of Decem r 1700 

pr M r Russel 
his Son Jabez born y e 16 of Sep* 1701 
his Daughter Mercy born 21 of May 17 10 
his Son Zaccheus Howland 

John Howland ju r his Son George Born 30 Decern 1705 
his Daughter Hannah born 2 of Feb 1708 x 

Mary August 11 th 171 1 
Joannah Born y e 8 th Day of January 17 15 
by his 2 nd Wife Mary Crocker 

his Son John Howland Born 13 Day of Feb 1720 21 
his Son Job Howland In June 1726 1726 

( To be continued.) 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK. 

{Continued from page 16.) 

Mr. Cushman to Gov. Bradford. 

Sir, Decern ber 22, 1624. 

My hearty love remembered unto you, and unto your wife, 
with trust of your healths, and contentment amidst so many 
difficulties. I am now to write unto you, from my friend, and 
from myself, my friend and your friend. Mr. Sherley, who 
lieth even at the point of death, intreated me, even with tears, 



j6 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

to write to excuse him, and signify how it was with him ; he 
remembers his hearty, and as he thinks his last, salutations to 
you, and all the rest, who love our common cause. And if God 
does again raise him up, he will ,be more for you (I am per- 
suaded) than ever he was. His unfeigned love towards us, 
hath been such, as I cannot indeed express ; and though he be 
a man not swayed with passion, or led by uninformed affections, 
yet hath he cloven to us still amidst all persuasions of opposites ; 
and could not be moved to have an evil thought of us, for all 
their clamours. His patience and contentment in being op- 
pressed hath been much ; he hath sometimes lent ,£Soo at one 
time, for other men to adventure in this business, all to draw 
them on ; and hath indeed by his free heartedness been the 
only glue of the company And if God should take him now 
away, I scarce think much more would be done, save as to 
enquire at the dividend what is to be had. 

He saith he hath received the tokens you sent, and thanks 
you for them : he hath sent you a cheese, &c. Also he hath 
sent an heifer to the plantation, to begin a stock for the poor. 
There is also a bull and three or four jades, to be sold unto you, 
with many other things, for apparel and other uses ; which are 
committed to Mr. Alerton and Mr. Winslow, who as factors 
are to sell them to you ; and it was fitter for many reasons, to 
make them factors than yourself, as I hope you will easily con- 
ceive. 

And I hope though the first project cease, yet it shall be 
never the worse for you, neither will any man be discouraged, 
but wait on God, using the good means you can. I have no 
time to write many things unto you ; I doubt not but upon the 
hearing of this alteration some discontent may arise, but the 
Lord I hope will teach you the way which you shall chcose. 
For myself as I have laboured by all means, to hold things here 
together, so I have patiently suffered this alteration ; and do 
yet hope it shall be good for you all, if you be not too rash, and 
hasty ; which if any be, let them take heed they reap not the 
fruit of their own vanities. 

But for you, good Sir, I hope you will do nothing rashly, 
neither will you be swayed, by misreports, beside your ordinary 
course, but will persuade who may be, to patience, and peace.; 
and to the bearing of labours, and crosses in love together. 

I hope the failings of your friends here, will make you the 
more friendly one to another, that so all our hopes may not be 
clashed. Labour to settle things, both in your civil, and reli- 
gious courses, as firm, and as full as you can. Lastly, I must 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. jj 

intreat you still, to have a care of my son, as of your own ; and 
I shall rest bound unto you, I pray you let him sometime prac- 
tice writing. I hope the next ships to come to you ; in the 
mean space and ever, the Lord be all your direction, and turn 
all our crosses and troubles to his own glory, and our comforts, 
and give you to walk so wisely, and holily, as none may justly 
say, but they have always found you honestly minded, though 
never so poor. Salute all our friends, and supply, I pray you, 
what, if failing in my letters. From London, December 22, A.D. 
1624. 

Thus were his last letters. And now we lost the help of a 
wise and faithful friend, he wrote of the sickness, and prob- 
ability of the death of another ; but knew not that his own 
was so near, what cause have we therefore ever to be ready ! 
He purposed to be with us the next ships, but the Lord did 
otherwise dispose ; and had appointed him a greater journey, to 
a better place. He was now taken from these troubles into- 
which (by this division) we were so deeply plunged. And heer 
I must leave him to rest with the Lord. And will proceed to 
other letters which will further shew our proceedings and how- 
things went on. 



Gov. Bradford to Mr. Cushman. 

Loving and kind friend, I most heartily thank you ; and 
would be right glad to see you here, with many other of our 
old and dear friends, that we might strengthen, and comfort 
one another, after our many troubles, travels, and hardships. 
I long greatly for friends of Leyden, but I fear, I shall now 
scarce ever see them, save in heaven ; but the will of the Lord 
be done. We have rid ourselves of the company of many of 
those, who have been so troublesome unto us ; though I fear 
we are not yet rid of the troubles themselves. I hear Culdom * 
comes himself into England ; the which if he do, beware of him, 
for he is very malicious, and much threatens you ; thinking he 
hath some advantage by some words you have spoken. Touch- 
ing his factious doings here, and our proceedings with him, I 
refer you for it, and many other things to the relations of Cap- 
tain Standish, whom we have thought most meet for sundry 
reasons, to send at this time. I pray you be as helpful to him 

*This was unquestionably a misreading and should have been "Ouldom ", ue. 
" Oldham." — Editor. 



7& Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

as you can ; especially in making our provisions, for therein he 
hath the least skill. 

We have sent by this first ship, a good parcel of com- 
modities, to wit : As much beaver and other furs, as will amount 
to upwards of .£277, sterling, at the rates they were sold the 
last year. In part of payment of those goods, they and you 
sent to be sold to us. But except we may have things, both 
more serviceable, and at better rates, we shall never be able to 
rub through ; therefore if we could have some ready money dis- 
bursed to buy things at the best hand, it would be greatly in 
our way. Special care is to be had of procuring us good truck- 
ing stuff, for without it we can do nothing ; the reason why 
heretofore we have got so little is, because we never had any 
that was good till Mr. Winslow brought some over. 

Our people will never agree, any way again to unite with 
the Company ; who have cast them off with such reproach and 
contempt ; and also returned their bills, and all debts upon their 
heads. But as for those our loving friends, who have, and still 
do stick to us, and are deeply engaged for us, and are most 
careful of our goods, for our parts we will ever be ready to do 
any thing, that shall be thought equal and mete. 

But I think it will be best to press, a clearance with the 
company ; either by coming to a dividend, or some other indif- 
ferent course or composition ; for the longer we hang and con- 
tinue in this confused and lingering condition, the worse it will 
be, for it takes away all heart and courage, from men, to do 
any thing. For notwithstanding any persuasion to the con- 
trary, many protest they will never build houses, fence grounds, 
or plant fruits for those, who not only forsake them, but use 
them as enemies, lading them with reproach and contumely. 
Nay they will rather ruin that, which is done, than they should 
possess it. Whereas if they knew what they should trust to, 
the place would quickly grow and flourish with plenty, for they 
never felt the sweetness of the country till this year ; and not 
only we but all planters in the land begin to do it. Let us be 
as little engaged about fishing, or any other projects, as you 
can, to draw us away from our own employments for they will 
be the most beneficial unto us. I suppose to spend our own 
salt and to employ as many of our own boats as we can, will be 
best for us. If we had but kept two a trading this year, it 
would have been twice as good as our fishing ; though I hope 
the ships will return with good voyages. 

Your son and all of us, are- in good health, (blessed be God) 
he received the things you sent him. I hope God will make 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 79 

him a good man. My wife remembers her love unto you, and 
thanks you for her spice. Billington still rails against you, and 
threatens to arrest you, I know not wherefore ; he is a knave, 
and so will live and die. Mr. John Pearce wrote he would make 
a parliamentary matter, about our grand patent, I pray you wish 
our friends to look to it, for I mistrust him, I perceive there 
passeth intelligence between Mr. Weston, and him, by means of 
Mr. Hix. He is come again hither, and is not yet quiet about 
that .£100. The Lord hath so graciously disposed, that when 
our opposites thought, that many would have followed their 
faction, they so distasted their palpable dishonest dealings, that 
they stuck more firmly unto us, and joined themselves to the 
Church. But time cuts me off, for other things ; I refer you 
to my other more general, and larger letters, and so with my 
renewed salutations, and best love remembered unto you. I 
commend you and all our affairs, to the guidance of the Most 
High, and so rest, your assured loving friend, 

WILLIAM BRADFORD. 
New-Plymouth, June 9, 1 62 5 . 

[Mr. Cushman died before this letter arrived^ 



Next follows a letter to the Council of New England, wherein 
their help was supplicated. 



To the right Honourable his Majesty s Council for New Eng- 
land these be, &c. 
Right Honourable, June 28, A.D. 1625. 

The assurance we have of your noble dispositions to releave 
the oppressions of the innocent, doth cause us to fly unto you, 
as to a sanctuary, in this our just cause. It hath pleased the 
divine Providence to bring us into this place where we inhabit 
under your government, wherein we now have resided almost 
these five years, having put some life, into this then dreaded, 
design, made way for others and to all that are here, have been 
and still are their bulwark and defence. 

Many necessities we have undergone, incident to the raw, 
and immature beginnings of such great exertions, and yet are 
subject to many more. We are many people, consisting of all 
sorts, as well women children, as men ; and are now left, and 
forsaken of our adventurers, who will neither supply us with 
necessaries for our subsistence, nor suffer others that would 
be willing ; neither can we be at liberty to deal with others, or 
provide for ourselves, but they keep us tied to them, and yet 



So Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

they will be loose from us ; they have not only cast us off, but 
entered into particular course of trading, and have by violence, 
and force, taken at their pleasure, our possession at Cape Ann. 
Traducing us with unjust, and dishonest clammours abroad, dis- 
turbing our peace at home ; and some of them threatening, that 
if ever we grow to any good estate they will then nip us in the 
head. Which discouragements do cause us to slack our dili- 
gence, and care to build and plant, and cheerfully perform our 
other employments, not knowing for whom we work whether 
friends or enemies. 

Our humble suit therefore to your good lordships and honours 
is, that seeing they have so unjustly forsaken us, that you would 
vouchsafe to convene them before you, and take such order, as 
we may be free from them ; and they come to a division with 
us, that we and ours may be delivered from their evil intents 
against us. So shall we comfortably go forward, with the work 
we have in hand, as first to God's glory, and the honour of our 
king; so to the good satisfaction of your honours, and for our 
present, common, and after good of our posterity. The prose- 
cution of this, we have committed to our agent Captain Myles 
Standish, who attends your Honourable pleasures. 

The great God of heaven and earth, who hath put into your 
hearts, to travail in this honourable action, strengthen your hearts 
and hands hereunto ; and gave his blessing answerable to your 
worthy endeavours. In all humbleness we commit ourselves to 
your honourable direction and protection. And rest with the 
knowledge, consent and humble request of the whole plantation 
ever at commandment. 

WILLIAM BRADFORD, Gov. 



But by reason of the great plague which raged this year in 
London, of which so many thousands died weekly, Captain 
Standish could do nothing either with the Council of New 
England, or any other hereabout, for there was no Courts kept 
or scarce any commerce held, the city being in a sort desolate, 
by the fervent pestilence, and flight of so many. So as he was 
forced to return ; having by the help of some friends (with much 
ado, and great both trouble and peril to himself) procured a 
convenient supply ; which he brought with him to save our 
greatest necessities. 



A Letter of Mr. Fletcher 's, showing his great loss of the little 
James ; she and the beaver in her, which ivas sent for the 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 81 

goods we bought the other year, being for the most part his ; 
and was taken by the Turks to his utter undoing. 



To his loving friends Mr. Bradford, Mr, Allerton, and Mr. 
Winslow, salutations, &c. 

London, November 25, 1625. 

My last unto you, was of the death of Mr. Robinson and 
what else then needful, since which I have received divers let- 
ters from you, and perceive at large what things you want, and 
do desire, and with what grievances you have been oppressed. 
And had the Lord so disposed, as to have sent us the pinace 
home, no doubt myself would have seen you well supplied ; and 
some of your grievances should have been removed, but so it 
is, that all power therein to do you good, is wholly (by God's 
providence) taken from me. And so I much fear, that this year 
you will hardly be able to do yourselves, or your friends much 
good, but patience, &c. 

And for other affairs either touching myself, and my neces- 
sities I am put unto, besides disgrace and reproach from many ; 
as also touching the rest of our adventurers, who fall from me 
like the water brooks, as Job complains. I say for all these 
things, and many more here passed, I refer you to your Agent, 
and my loving friend, Captain Standish, who can certify you all 
things at large ; as also of the feigned and perfidious dealings 
of Mr. John Peirce towards me, and others, who now hath 
manifest himself, at least to some, not to mind that good for 
you, or us, as was fit, and oft pretended. But all these things, 
they come from God for diverse reasons as first, to humble us, 
and subdue our corruption ; 2d, to win us from the world. 3d, 
to add unto our joy to come. 4th, to shew forth the great 
power, goodness and mercy of our God, in preserving us in, 
and delivering us out of the same. Wherefore let us be patient, 
and thankful without murmuring, Amen, Amen. And so with 
my hearty well wishes for you all, and your general good ; for 
which I shall often approach to the throne of grace, and expect. 
the like from you, and so I leave you with this salutation, fare 
you well, my brethren all, fare you well ; and God of grace and 
peace, bless you, and your posterities to the coming of Jesus 
Christ. Amen. 

Your loving friend, in what I can. 

THOMAS FLETCHER. 

{To be continued.) 



82 Governor Josiah Winslow 1 s Will and Inventory, 



GOVERNOR JOSIAH WINSLOWS WILL AND 
INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

Governor Josiah Winslow, son of Governor Edward 
Winslow, died at Marshfield on 18/28 December, 1680. His 
will and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth Colony Wills 
and Inventories, Volume IV, Part II, pages 115, 116 and 117. 



To all Christian people to whome these p r sents shall Come 
Josiah Winslow of Marshfeild in the Colony of New plymouth 
in New England sendeth greeting In the Lord god everlasting, 
And further Know yee. That I the said Josiah Winslow being 
by y e goodnes of God in Competent health, and of sound 
memory, but sensable of my fraylety, and that I am subiect to 
suddayne Changes. Revooking hereby any other or former 
will by me at any time made, doe declare and order this to be 
my last will and Testament. 

Imp r mis I bequeath my body to the dust in decent buriall, 
And my soul to god that gave it, with some Comfortable per- 
swasion of my resurrection to life and glory at the great and 
last day. And respecting the temporall estate wherewith it 
hath pleased god to bless me, My will and desier is, that all 
my Just debts be truely and seasonably paied and discharged 
by my Executrix that shall hereafter be declared 

Item I give to my loveing sister Elyzabeth Corwin * my 
pockett watch, that was sometimes our honored fathers 

Item I doe hereby Confirme unto my Kinsman John Brook 
(son to my said sister) all those my lands that are on pachaeg 
neck in the Township of Middlebery with the meadows and 
previledges thereunto . appertaining and a hundred acres more 
of land layed out to me on the northerly side of Teticut River 
to him and to his heirs for ever. 

Item I give unto my Brother Resolved White a suat and 
Cloak of my wearing aparrell. 

Item I give to my Brother Peregrine White my spannish 
rapier & buffe belt with silver Claspes 

* See Mayflower Descendant, I ; 23S-240. 



Governor Josiah Winslozvs Will and Inventory. 83 

Item I give to my kinsman William White a feather bed 
boulster rug blankett and a pair of sheets at what time he shall 
leave my wife & family 

Item As a Testimony of my respect to her though in so 
smale a matter I give unto my Aunt M 1 " 3 Elyzabeth pelham two 
mares 

Item I give to my Brother Edward pelham if he returne 
againe to New England a young horse for his owne riding 

Item I give to the Reverend M r Samuell Arnold such books 
of divinity as he now hath of mine in his possession & y e ano- 
tations on the bible by the asembly of English divines 

Item I give to Elyzabeth Gray when she marrieth or leaves 
my wife one Cow. 

Item I give to the poor of this Towne of Marshfeild one 
Cow. 

And my debts and above mentioned legacies being paid, my 
will is That all the rest of my estate (viz) my houseing and 
lands goods Chatties and whatsoever be in the present poses- 
sion and improvement of my affectionate and loveing wife 
Penelope Winslow (whome I here make and declare my sole 
Executrix) for her support and lively hood, And for the bring- 
ing up of our Children, To each of whome my desier and will is 
that good education may be given according to their sex and 
as my estate will bear 

And I doe wjll and bequeath to my daughter Elyzabeth 
Winslow out of my sd estate the sum of three hundred pounds, 
besides what may be given her by any other frinds which three 
hundred pounds shall be paid to her at such time as she arives 
at eighteen yeers of age, or at the time of her marriage, which 
shall first be, if it may Conveniently be doone without selling 
any part of the lands wheron I live, or putting my wife and 
family too much to straytes, but if my wife find that she Cannot 
pay more then half the said sum of three hundred pounds at 
times above mentioned, Then my will is that the rest be paid 
at time of my wives decease, with y e addition of fifty pounds 
more for the forbearance. 

And if it shall please god to lengthen out my wifes life 
untill our son Isack attaines to one & twenty yeers of age, My 
will is that the personall estate then resting (my daughters 
portion taken out as above) shall be equally devided between 
niy dear wife and my said son, onely in all de visions my wife 
to have her Choyce, And my further will is, that as the per- 
sonall estate shall be equally devided between my wife & my 
said son when he Comes of age, In like manner shall the house, 



84 Governor Josiak Wins low's Will and Inventory. 

out housing, and lands be equally devided between my wife and 
my said son during my wives naturall life, and that at my wives 
decease, The whole of my housen and lands at Marshfeild afore- 
said shall be fully, freely, and absolutely to my said son Isack 
and to his heirs for ever, And if my said son should dye before 
he Come to age of one and twenty yeers not leaving lawfull 
issue by him begotten, or after he Comes of age if he dye with- 
out Issue (being yet posessed of the said estate) My will is, 
that then the estate of housen and lands shall as freely and 
absolutely goe unto, rest in, and settle upon my daughter Elyza- 
beth and her heirs for ever, but if god should take away both 
my above named Children, my dear wife yet surviveing [p. 116] 
My will is that then my whole estate shall be unto my said wife 
and to her heirs for ever she then paying within the Compass 
of a yeer, one hundred pounds in good and currant pay (viz) 
fifty ponds to my sisters son John Brooke if then liveing, or to 
his Child, or Children if he have any ; And other fifty pounds 
to some other of my neer relations, who by their love and 
respect to her and hers, she shall see best deserving, And if 
John Brooke dye without issue the said fifty pounds not paid, 
that then it be paid to my sister Elyzabeth Corwin if liveing, 
or otherwise to some Child of hers by Captain e Georg Corwin 
her present husband 

What other lands I have or may hereafter have at Suc- 
conett, or els where that I have not mentioned, nor disposed of 
I leave as Chatties at the free dispose of my Executrix, for 
paiment of my debts, or to make a part of my daughters por- 
tion or for other necessary occasions as she may see cause. 

And my further will is that any thing above mentioned not- 
withstanding, It shall be lawfull for my said Executrix upon 
urgent necessity for the support and Comfort of her selfe and 
my Children, To sell a part of my lands at Marshfeild (whereon 
we now live) provided that a full halfe be reserved with the 
house and housen on it, And that in such matter of Importance 
she have the Concurrent advice and asistance of my overseers 

And finally my request and desier is, That my respected 
Brother Captaine George Corwin my Cuzen M r Peter Sergiant 
and my Cuzen Nathaniell Winslow will be pleased to guide and 
asist my said Executrix in such matters of importance as may 
be to weighty for her, And if any of my friends above named 
shall not accept of the trust which out of my good respect to 
them, I here nominate and appoint them unto or if after theire 
acceptance god should remove any of them by death or other- 
wise that they cannott in such a way be helpfull to her ; My 



Governor Josiah Winslow s Will and Inventory. 85 

desier is that my wife choose some other grave and . faithfull 

freind to supply his place for her Comfort and my childrens, 

In Confirmation of all and every the premises I have hereunto 

sett my hand and afixed my seal this second day of July in the 

yeer of our Lord 1675 

Signed sealed and declared Josiah Winslow & a (seal) 

to be my last will and Testament 

In presence of 

Humphrey Johnson 

John Thomas. 

At the Court of his Ma tie , held at Plymouth y e 2 d of march 
I||-J M r Humphry Johnson of Hingham and John Thomas 
made oath to y e truth of this will ; viz, That the Testator did 
Declare unto them that this will before signed and sealed by 
him was and is the last will and Testament of him the said 
Josiah Winslow Esq r . late Deceased 

As Attesteth Nathaniell Morton Secretary. 

[p. 117] An Inventory of the goods and Chatties of Josiah 
Winslow Esq r deseased Late Gov r of the Colony of New Plym- 
outh, Taken and prized by us whose names are under written 
the 1 day of June 1681 

li s J 
Imp r mis To his purse & Rings & Apparrell & watch 54. 1 
Item To his personall Armes & horse furniture 18 
Item To his plate 45 
Item To Cash paid to his Docter and others by his Exe- 
cutrix 20 
Item To his Books 31 9 
Item To his household Arms and Amunition 715 
Item To the parlour to y e Cubbards chairs & other things 2 
Item In y e parlor Chamber to a trunk of Damask Diaper 

holland and other linnen 14 
Item To 3 beds and furniture in s d chamber 12 
Item To a trunck with Carpet chair cases & other things * 10 
Item To a table Cubbard cloth Andirons & other things 3 
Item To a Chest with Course old linnen in y e porch cham- 
ber 3 6 t 
Item To a bed furniture in y e sd Chamber 2 
Item To 2 beds and furniture & other things in y e middle 

chamber 6 5 

♦Worn. 

t Except at this place no pence were entered. There was but one figure here^ 
probably a "6," but the ink has eaten through the paper. 



86 Harwich^ Mass., Vital Records. 

Item To a Coverled Counterpaine and other things in a 

Closett 2 10 

The widdows bed not prised 
Item To a bed in y e Garrett and other things 15 

Item To pewter bras & bell mettle in y e middle kitchin 22 15 

Item To Iron and wooden ware. &c. 5 

Item To Glasses Earthen ware and other things in y e seller 1 10 
Item To horse furniture Carts plows chains «Sc other takling 3 
Item To neat Cattle of all sorts 77 15 

Item To Sheepe 11 4 

Item To Swine 8 

Item To his horse flesh of all sorts 16 

William Bradford 

Marke Eames 



HARWICH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. Il\ f. 210.) 

hannah sears Daughter To samuell and Ruth sears was born June 

the 3 day 1720 
Samuell sears son to Samuell and Ruth sears was born in december 

the 5 day 172 1 
Isaac sears son to samuell and Ruth sears was born in October 5 

day 1723 
seth sears son to samuell and Ruth sears was born in April the 9 day 

1725 

[p. 50] Manoah Ellice and Elizebeth adkins were married on no- 
vemb : 2 2 d : 1710 

In Harwich August 24 th : 17 10 then John gage and Jane Tupper 
were married by me Joseph doane Just s Peace 

Jonathan ffreeman son to Jonathan and Mercy flreeman was born 
march 26 th 1709/10 : 

marcy freeman daughter to Jonathan and marcy ffreeman was born 
in April 24 day 171 1 

bradford freeman son to Jonathan and marcy flreeman was born in 
August the 15 day 17 13 

Ichabod ffreeman son to Jonathan freeman decesed and marcy free- 
man was born August 2 : 17 14 

[p. 51] Thomas ffreeman son to Thomas and mary freeman was born 

September 13 th 1708 
James ffreeman son to Thomas and mary freeman was born October . 

9 th . 1 710 



Harwich, Mass., Vital Records. 87 

Bershewa ffreeman daughter to Thomas and mary ffreeman was born 

march The 22 th 1713 
Samuell ffreeman son to Thomas and mary ffreeman was born in 

August the 8 day 17 15 
Thacher ffreeman son to Joseph and Lidea freeman was born de- 

cember 3 d 17 10 
Elezebeth freeman daughter to Joseph and Lidah freeman was born 

in desember the 14* day 17 12 < 

Joseph ffreeman son to Joseph and lidea ffreeman was born march 

the 25 day 17 14/15 
Lidea ffreeman daughter to Joseph and Lidea ffreeman was Born in 

October 22 day 17 17 one tusday 
Rebakah ffreeman daughter to Joseph and Lidea ffreeman was Born 

April 23 day 1720 
Thomas Freeman son to Joseph and Lidea Freeman was born in 

march 23 day 1721/22 

[p. 52] desiere ffreeman daughter to beniamin and Temperance ffree- 
man was born April 20 th 17 11 : 
Rebeckah ffreeman daughter to beniaman and Tempreance ffreeman 

wa[s] born in march the 27 day 17 13 
Temperance ffreeman daughter To Benjamin and Temperance ffree- 
man was Born October 17 15 
Benjamin ffreeman son to Benjamin and Temperance ffreeman was 

Born in Janawary the 10 day 17 17/18 
Sarah ffreeman daughter to Benjamin and temperance ffreeman was 

Born in march 11 day 1719/20 
fear freeman Daughter to Benjanin and Temperance ffreeman was 

Born in march 23 day 17 2 1/2 
John Freeman son to Benjamin and Temperance Freeman was born 

in July 29 day 1729 
mehitable Freeman Daughter to Benjamin and Temperance Freeman 

was Born in november the 4 day 173 1 
Aprile 26 : 17 n Then William Crosby and mercy Hinckly were 

Married by me Joseph Doane Justic peace 
Thankfull Crosby daughter to wiliam and marcy Crosby was born 

febuary 7 day 17 13/14 
Tuley Crosby son to william and marcy Crosby was born in January 

1 1 day 17 15/16 
mehitable Crosby daughter to wiliam and marcy Crosby was Born 

in febuary 8 day 17 17/18 
wiliam Crosby son to wiliam and marcy Crosby was Born in January 

.13 day 1719/20 
Nathan Crosby son to wiliam and marcy Crosby was Born in march 

20 day 1722/3 
Seth Crosby son to wiliam and marcy Crosby was born in January 

the 15 day 1724/5 

* The " 4 " was apparently written over a " 3." 



88 Hanvich, Mass., Vital Records. 

huldah Crosby daughter to wiliam and marcy Crosby was Born in 
April the 20 day 1726 

[p. 58] Sarah Hurd daughter To John and Hanah Hord was born 

August 24 th 11711: 
Rebekah hurd daughter to John and hannah hurd was born in April 

7 da y 17 13 

Joseph hurd son to John and hannah hurd was Born in febuary 

5 day 17 16/17 
Deborah hurd Daughter to John and hannah hurd was Born in march 

13 day 17 18/19 
Benjamin Hurd son to John and hanah hurd was Born July 18 day 

1721 
John hurd son to John and hanah hurd was Born november 22 : 1723 
hannah hurd Daughter to John and hannah hurd was born febuary 

22 1730/1 
Joshua Hinckly son to Thomas and Mercy hinckly was born march 

29 th 1707 
Thomas hinckly son to Thomas hinckly and mercy was born march : 

11 th : 1708/9 
marcy freeman daughter to wiliam and marcy freeman was born In 

march the 6 day 17 12/13 
wiliam ffreeman son to wiliam and marcy flreeman was born in may 

12 day 17 15 
danel freeman son to william and marcy ffreeman was Born in de- 

cember 30 day 171 7 
marcy ffreeman daughter to william and marcy ffreeman was born 

febuary 19 day 1719/20 
apphia ffreeman Daughter to william and marcy ffreeman was Bern 

in march the 21 day 172 1/2 
Isaac Freeman son to wiliam and marcy Freeman was Born in De- 
cember 22 day 1724 
Lidea freeman Daughter to wiliam and marcy Freeman was Born in 

February the 7 day 1730/31 
Solamon Freeman son to wiliam and marcy Freeman was born in 

January the 30 day 1732/3 
Simeon freeman son to William and marcy freeman was born in Sep- 
tember the 28 day 1735 

[p. 61] Phillip Vincent and Mercy Winslow was married March 8 : 
1710/n 

Jonathan Linkorn and Hanah Clark were married on april 26 : 17 n 

John linclon son to Jonathan and Hanah linclon was born march 6 : 
1711/12 

Benjaman linclon son to Jonathan and hanah linclon was born Jan- 
uary The 23 day 17 13/14 

Clark Linclon son to Jonathan and hanah Linclon was Born in 
febuary 7 day 17 15/16 



Harwich, Mass., Vital Records. 89 

hanah Linclon daughter to Jonathan and hanah linclon was Born in 

January 3 day 1717/1S 
Sarah Lincoln Daughter to Jonathan and hannah Lincoln was Horn 

in April the 24 day 1720 
Andrew Clerk Elizebeth Winslow married on' August : 9 th : 17 11 : 
rnchetible Clark daughter to Andrew and Elezebeth Clark was born 

October 29 day 1712 
Elezebeth Clark daughter to Andrew and Elezebeth Clark was born 

may 25 day 17 14 
Elizebeth Clark daughter to Andrew and Elizebeth Clark was bora 

January 18 day 17 16/17 
Thankfull Clark Daughter to Andrew and Elezebeth Clark was Bora 

in November the 18 day 172 1 
Eunes Clark Daughter to Andrew and Elezebeth Clark was Born in 

October the 28 day 1724 
hannah Clark Daughter to Andrew and Elezebeth Clark was Born in 

June the 13 day 1726 

[p. 62] Robert Ostine and Hanah Whinge on febuary 7 th 1711/12 

Joseph Hopkins and Mary Mayo on Aprile 17 th : 17 12 : 

Isaac hopkins son to Joseph and mary hopkins was born march 10 

day 1712/13 
Joseph hopkins son to Joseph and mary hopkins was born may 10 

day 1715 
mary Hopkins daughter to Joseph and mary hopkins was Born in 

december 15 day 17 16 
Jonathan hopkins son to Joseph and mary hopkins was Born Feb- 
uary 12 : 1719/20 
hannah hopkins daughter to Joseph and mary hopkins was bora in 

October 22 day 1722 
Nathan hopkins son to Joseph and mary hopkins was Born in Au- 
gust 22 day 1726 
nathanel sears and susanah gray maried October 10 17 12 
Samuel bery and rebeckah gray was maried October 16 17 12 
John Wing and Bethyah winslow was maried march 5 17 12/3 
Prence hopkins son to Joseph and mary hopkins was born in July 

the 8 day 1729 
Prence hopkins son to Joseph and mary hopkins was Born in July 

tte7dayi73i 
Nathan Hopkins son to Joseph and mary Hopkins was was Born in 

October the 6 day 1733 
Elezebeth hopkins Daughter to Joseph and mary hopkins was born 
in June the 6 day 1738 

[p. 64] Samuell banges The son of Jonathan and Elezebeth banges 

was born in September In the year 1696 
Jonathan banges The son of Jonathan and Elezebeth banges was 

born In desember 1698 



90 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

and Thankfull banges daughter to Jonathan and Elczebeth banges 

was born In febuary In the year 1702/3 
Wiliam banges son to Jonathan and Elezebeth bangs was born In 

may the year 1707 
Elezebeth banges daughter to Jonathan and Experanc banges was 

born In march 6 th In the year 17 11/ 12 
John Banges son to Jonathan and Experanc banges was born in 

August 11 day 17 14 
James Banges son to Jonathan and Experence Banges was born in 

April the 4 day 17 16 
hubard Banges son to Jonathan and Experanc Bangs was born in 

march 12 day 17 17/18 
and marcy Banges daughter to Jonathan and Expearance Bangs was 

in march 12 day 17 18 These two ware twins 
Abna Banges son to Jonathan and Experance banges was Born in 

August the 1 day 1720 
Samuell Banges son to Jonathan and Experence Banges was born in* 
Mary banges daughter to Jonathan and Experance Banges was born 

in November 5 day 1724 
and their son'Elishua bangs was born dec r 21 th 1727 
Samuell Coal The son of Stephan and Elezebeth Coal was born In 

January the Eight day 1712/13 
Stephen Cole Son to Stephan and Elezebeth Cole was born in April 

the 14 day 17 14 
Elezebeth Cole daughter to Stephen and Rebakah Cole his second 

wife was born in may the 9 day 1726 

(To be continued.) 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS. 

(Continued front Vol. IV, p. 86.) 

[Indenture of Benjamin Savory.] 

[p. 91] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

An agreement made the 3 d Day of November in the yeare 
of our Lord 1653 between John Shaw senior Inhabitant of the 
towne of New Plymouth and Alice Shaw his wife on the one 
ptie ; And Thomas Savory and Annis Savory his wife of the 
same place on the other ptie as followeth ; 

The aforsaid Thomas Savory and Annis Savory his wife 
Doth freely Deliver their sonne Beniamine unto the aforsaid 

* The date was not filled in. 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 91 

John Shaw and Alice his wife to live with them untell hee bee 
one and twenty yeares of age hee beinge nine yeares old in 
march next Next ensuing in consideration heerof the aforsaid 
John Shaw is to pay to the aforsaid Thomas Savory thirty 
shillings p r sent paied ; And when the aforsaid Beniamine Sa- 
vory is one and twenty yeares of age the aforsaid John Shaw 
is to give him five pounds or a Cow to the worth of five pounds ; 
But if incase that the aforsaid John Shaw or Alice Shaw his 
wife one or both of them should Decease before the said Ben- 
iamines terme of yeares bee expired ; the said Beniamine 
Savory is to stay and serve out his time with Jonathan Shaw 
the sonne of the aforsaid John Shaw and the said Jonathan 
Shaw is to pforme all the conditions above mencioned ; And 
likewise the said Jonathan Shaw is to teach him his learning 
writing and reading within the tearme of yeares abov[e] men- 
cioned ; And when his time is expired the said Jonathan Shaw 
is to give him two suites of apparrell and likewise the said 
Jonathan Shaw is to teach the said Beniamine Savory what- 
soever trad[e] the said Jonathan Shaw can Doe ; And in Wit- 
nesse heerunto wee have enterchangably sett to our hands the 
Day and yeare above written 

In the p r sence of John Shaw his mar[ke] 

Robert Lee • Alice Shaw her mar[ke] 

Robert Barker his marke Jonathan Shaw 

Willam Spooner his marke Thomas Savory 

Annis Savory her mar[ke] 
[On tuner margin of page, .] 

Jonathan Shaw is cleared of any engagement unto Ben- 
jamine Savory ; by mutuall Concent of all the psons concerned 
in these Covenants that are now alive with the approbation of 
the majestrates att the court held att Plymouth the 4 th march 
1657 

[John Winslow to John Shaw.] 

The 28 th of December 1653 

Memorand ; That M r John Winslow of the towne of Plym- 
outh in the Jurisdiction of New Plym : Doth acknowlidg that 
for and in consideration] of the summe of 3 pounds and six 
shillings to him in hand paied by John Shaw senior of Plym- 
outh aforsaid planter ; hee hath freely and absolu[tly] barganed 
and sold unto the said John Shaw a pcell of mersh meddow con- 
teining two acres bee it more or lesse lying in greenharbour 
mersh att a place called the pinney point over against wood 
Island lying next a psell of mersh belonging to M is Jenings ; 



92 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

To have and to hold the said two acres of Mersh meddow bee 
it more or lesse with all and singulare the appurtenances be- 
longing therunto unto the said John Shaw his heires and as- 
signes for e[v]er ; unto the onely proper use and behoofe of 
him the said John Shaw his heires and assignes for ever 

Acknowlidged before M r Bradfofrd] Gov r 

[Philip Delano to John Churchill and Benajah Pratt.] 

[p. 93] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

The 17 th of January 1653 

Memorand : That Phillip Delano of the Towne of Duxbur- 
row in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth in New England and Mary 
his wife Doe acknowlidg that ffor and in consideration of the 
summe of nine pound[s] for which said summe John Churchill 
and Bennaiah Pratt have given bill unto them for the paiment 
therof ; they have bargained and sold unto the said John 
Churchill and Bennaiah Pratt and house and land beinge Scit- 
tuate neare Plymouth aforsaid which was somtimes the house 
and land of Willam Pontus and James Glasse both Deceased 
beinge a pte therof bounded with the land of John Dunham 
senior ; and the other pte lying up into the woods somwhat 
Distant from the other ; lying next the common the whole 
being estimated att about twenty acres bee it more or lesse ; 
To have and to hold the said house and twenty acres of upland 
bee it more or lesse with all and singulare the appurtenances 
privilidges and emunities therunto belonging or unt[o] any pte 
or pcell therof unto the said John Churchill and Bennaiah Pratt 
to them and theire heires and assignes forever ; The said 
r/mises with all the / said Phillip and Mary Delano theire right 
title and enterest of and into the same and every pte and pcell 
therof with all and singulare the outhouses fences fruit trees 
and all other appurtenan[c]e[s] belonging to the said p r mises 
or unto any pte or pcell therof to appertaine unto the onely 
proper use and behoofe of them the said John Churchill and 
Bennaiah Pratt to them and theire and every of theire heires 
and assignes for ever ; 

[Philip Delano to John Churchill.] 

The 17 th of January 1653 

Memorand ; That Phillip Delano of the towne of Duxbur- 
row and Mary his wife Doe acknowlidge that for and in con- 
sideration of a bill of eight pounds given unto them by John 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 93 

Churchill of the towne of Plymouth in New England they have 
freely and absolutpy] barganed and sold unto the said John 
Churchill a pcell of mersh meddow lying att the watering place 
neare Plymouth aforsaid ; w h was somtimes the meddow of Wil- 
lam Pontus and James Glasse Deceased, being by esteemation 
about an acre and an halfe bee it more or lesse ; To have and 
to hold the said acre and an half[e] of mersh meddow bee it 
more or lesse with all and singulare the fences and all other 
appurtenances upon or any way belonging unto the same or 
any pte or pcell therof ; with all the said Phillip and Mary 
Delano theire right title and enterest of and into the same ; 
unto the said John Churchill his heires and assignes for ever ; 
the said p r mises with all and singulare the appurtenances ther- 
unto belonging to appertaine unto the onely proper use and 
behoof of him the said John Churchill his heires and assignes 
for ever ; 

furthermore it was agreed by the pties above written mu- 
tually that incase the true propriators when they come to bee 
of age, shall require and attaine the abovesaid houses lands 
and meddows, or any pte therof that then and att such time 
that which hath been paied for the same shalbee returned unto 
the said John Churchill and Bennaiah Prat by the said pro- 
priators, alwaies provided that the said lands and meddowes bee 
left in in as good a posture as they find it 

These two conveyances abovewri[tt]e[n] were acknowledged 
before M r Bradford Gov r the Day and yeare above mencioned ; 

[John Jourdaine to John Barnes.] 

[p. 95] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

A Deed appointed to bee recorded 
Know all men by these p r sents that I John Jourdaine of 
Plymouth Tayler Doe acknowlidge that ffor and in considera- 
tion of the summe of five shillingfs] to mee in hand paied by 
John Barnes of Plymouth aforsaid I have freely and absolutly 
barganed and sold unto the said John Barnes a smale pcell of 
upland ground being about two pole and an halfe in length ; 
and being in the breadth therof equall to the breadth of a 
garden plott belonging to Edward holman att the neather end 
unto which garden plott it adioyneth ; And I Doe heerby alsoe 
acknowlidge that I sold the said pcell of land unto John Barnes 
in the yeare one thousand six hundred forty and two ; allthough 
not untell now acknowlidged and confeirmed ; The said pcell of 
upland lying att the neather end of the garden plott of Edward 



94 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

holman aforsaid in Plymouth aforsaid to belong unto the said 
John Barnes his neires and assignes for ever ; To have and to 
hold the said p r mises with all and singulare the appurtenances 
therunto belonging to appertaine unto the said John Barnes his 
heires and assignes for ever unto the onely proper use and be- 
hoofe of him the said John Barnes his heires and assignes for 
ever ; In YVitnesse wherof I have heer unto sett my hand the 
28 th of December 1653 

In the p r sence of -. John Jordaine 

Nathaniell Morton 
Charles Cambell 

[Samuel Hicks to Robert Bartlett.] 

[p. 97] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

The 30 th of January 1653 

Memorand : That Samuell hickes of Plymouth in New Eng- 
land planter Doth acknowlidge that for and in consideration of 
the summe of eighteene pounds for which hee hath receaved 
a bill of Robert Bartlet of Plymouth aforsaid cooper hee hath 
freely and absolutly bargained allianated and sould enfeofed 
and confeirmed and pr these p r sent Doth bargaine sell en- 
feofe and confeirm unto the said Robert Bartlett a certaine tract 
of land lying on the southside of the towne of Plymouth aforsaid 
conteining eleven acres bee it more or less being bounded on 
the one side by the gardenplotts of John Barnes &c and the 
land of Gorge Watson ; and on the southside by the land of 
M ls ff idler ; the neather end abutting on the bay and soe ex- 
tending it selfe in the length therof up towards the common 
hieway ; To have and to hold the said eleeven acres of upland 
bee it more or lesse with all and singular [e] the fences and all 
other appurtenances privilidges and emunities ; in upon or any 
way belonging unto the said tract of land or any pte or pcell 
therof unto the said Robert Bartlett his heires and assignes for 
ever ; with warrantice against all psons and people whatsoever 
that from by or under him or any before him that shall or may 
challenge any title or enterest of and in the pmrises or any pte 
or pcell therof heerby covenanting to Defend the title and pro- 
prietie therof unto the said Robert Bartlet hee his heires and 
assignes for ever ; The said pmrises with all and singulare the 
appurtenances privilidges and emunities therunto belonging to 
appertaine unto the onely proper use & behoof of him the said 
Robert Bartlett his heires and assignes for ever ; provided that 
the said Robert is not to enter on the full possession of the 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 95 

said land untell the 15 th of October 1654; And from that time 
as abovsaid to belonge unto the said Robert Bartlet his heires 
a*nd assignes for ever 

[Samuel Hicks to William Harlow.] 

The 30 th of January 1653 

Memorand : That Samuell hickes of Plymouth in New Eng- 
land Planter Doth acknowlidge that for and in consideration of 
the summe of eight pounds for \v h hee hath received a bill of 
Willam harlow of Plymouth aforsaid cooper hee hath freely and 
absolutly bargained and sold enfeofed and confeirmed and by 
these p r sents Doth bargaine sell enfeofe and confeirme unto 
the said Willam harlow a certaine pcell or tract of upland 
ground conteining foure acres bee it more or lesse ; lying neare 
unto a place commonly called and knowne by the name of the 
watering place neare Plymouth aforsaid being bounded on the 
northside by the land of M is ffuller ; on the east with the med- 
dow of John Dunham and John Churchill and on the south side 
by the common ; To have and to hold the said foure acres of 
upland bee it more or lesse soe bounded as aforsaid with all and 
singulare the fences and all other appurtenances privilidges and 
emunities in upon or any way belonging therunto or unto any 
pte or psell therof unto the said Willam harlow his heires and 
assignes for ever heerby Warranticeing and covenanting to De- 
fend the sale and title therof against all people and psons what- 
soever unto the said Willam harlow hee his heires and assignes 
for ever ; The said p r mises with all and singulare the appur- 
tenancefs] privilidges and emunities belonging therunto ; to ap- 
pertaine unto the onely proper use and behoofe of him the said 
Willam harlow hee his heires and assignes for ever provided 
also that the said Willam harlow is not to enter on the full 
possession of the said p r mises untell the 15 th of October 1655, 
and from that time to enjoy the abovesaid p r mises with all and 
singulare the appurtenances unto him an[d] his heires and as- 
signes forever ; 

The Day and yeare above written ; Lidya the wife of the 
said Samuell hickes came before the Gov r and gave her free 
consent unto the sale of the abovesaifd] lands with all theire 
appurten[ances] according to the conditions abovewrit[ten] 

(To be continued?) 



96 The Records of Welljleet, Mass. 



THE RECORDS OF WELLFLEET, FORMERLY THE 
NORTH PRECINCT OF EASTHAM, MASS. 

{Continued from Vol. IV, p. 2J2.) 

Sept : y e 21 1726 

The Inhabitants of y e North precinct of Eastham being 
Leagally notified and assembled . to consider and doe what may 
be thought proper upon y e determination of y e Courts upon y e 
petition of mr Josiah Oakes against this precinct and also to 
consult what methods may be proper in order for an agreement 
with the s d mr Oakes, or order for y e defence of y e same with 
other things therein contained 

and made choice of John Rich Moderator for y e meeting. 
and at s d meeting it was voted. 

That John Rich Isaac Baker and Jonathan Young be a 
comitte to discourse mr Oakes in order for an agreement, and 
forthwith make return to this meeting of their proceedings 
therein, and report being made to s d meeting that there was no 
prospect of an agreement at present. 

whereon it was voted at s d meeting that y e aboves d John 
Rich Isaac Baker and Jonathan Young Should be Agents for 
and in behalf of s d precinct to make an agreement with y e s d 
mr Josiah Oakes If may be on reasonable terms at their decres- 
sion So the s d Oakes Quit y e publick Ministry in s d precinct 
and no longer Contend with the Inhabitants thereof and then 
by a vote of s d precinct y e meeting was ajourned to monday y e 
third of October next at twelve of y e Clock on s d day 

[p. 9] March y e 27 1727 

The Inhabitants of y e North precinct of Eastham Being 
regularly assembled to make choice of Assessors and other 
precinct officers as y e Law directs for y e year ensuing; and 
also to doe what may be Thought proper relating to a petition 
of mr Josiah Oakes against this precinct ; Laid before y e Court 
of general Sessions of y e Peace at Barnstable in October last 
and continued untill April next and made choice of Samuel 
Brown Moderator for y e meeting and made choice of Samuel 
Smith Samuel Brown George Williamson Eleazer Hamblin and 
Jonathan Young a Comitte to Call precinct meetings; for y e 
year ensuing and also made choice of John Rich Samuel Smith 



The Records of Wellfleet y Mass. 07 

and Jonathan Young- assesors for y e year ensuing and marie 
choice of Jonathan Young Treasurer and also at s d meeting 
made choice of Jonathan Young precinct Clark and at s d meet- 
ing made Choice of Samuel Brown and Samuel Smith agents 
in behalf s d precinct to make answer to y e petition of mr Josiah 
Oakes above s d and they or either of them are Impowred to 
make answer to s d petition 

June y e 12 1727 

The Inhabitants of y e North precinct in Eastham Being 
Leagaly notified assembled and mett ; and made Choice of 
Samuel Brown Moderator and made choice of John Doane Esq : 
John Rich and George Williamson Agents in behalf of y e In- 
habitants of s d precinct to invite and call Sum orthodox preacher 
of y e Gospel to preach y e word of God to y e people of this place 
taking y e advice of y e President and fellows of Harvard College 
In y e affair . and at s d meeting made choice of Isaac Baker and 
Elisha Eldrige jun : to adjust the accounts with y e treasurer 
that hath been in s d precinct that have not yet been accompted 
with 

[p. 10] And also at y e above s d meeting it was agreed upon and 
voted that about two hundred pounds be assessed upon the 
poles and Eastates of y e Inhabitants of s d Precinct ; this year 
for y e Support of y e Ministry, and to defray other necessary 
charges arising or risen in this precinct and half to be gathered 
and payed in to y e Treasurer on or before y e first day of Octo- 
ber next ; and y e other half on or before y e first day of march 
following 

August y e 10 1727 

The inhabitants of y e North precinct of Eastham being 
Leagally Notified : Assembled and mett, and made Choice of 
Samuel Brown Moderator for y e meeting and at s d meeting 
made choice George Williamson and Elisha Eldrige jun : Agents 
in behalf of s d precinct to discourse y e reverend John Sumner 
in order to his further continuance in y e work of y e ministry in 
this Precinct ; and then y e meeting was ajourned to monday y e 
fourteenth day of August next at ten of y e clock in y e forenoon 

August y e 14 1727 

The Inhabitants of y e North precinct in Eastham assembled 
and mett, on y e ajourment afores d Samuel Brown Moderator ; 
and in as much as y e precinct Clarke being absent ; Elisha El- 



98 The Records of Welljlcet, Mass. 

drige was nominated and chosen clarke for y e day and att s d 
Meeting made choice of George Williamson Agent in behalf 
of s d precinct to lay a petition before y e General Relating to y e 
difficult circumstances of y e Ministry In this place ; it was also 
voted that there be a meeting House built, forthwith for y e 
precinct, it was also voted it was also voted that y e precinct 
treasurer pay out some money to y e agents for y e precinct ; for 
their necessary charges recorded per Elisha Eldrige jun Clark 

Sept br y e 1 3 1727 

The Inhabitants of y e north precinct in Eastham being 
leagally notified assembled and mett together and made choice 
of Samuel Brown Moderator [p. n] for y e meeting and at s d 
meeting made choice of George Williamson and John Rich 
Agents in Behalf of s d precinct to Lay a petition before y e 
general Court relating to mr Josiah Oakes proceeding in y e 
work of y e ministry in this Precinct and y e difficult circum- 
stances thereof ; and y e s d George Williamson and John Rich 
or either of them To represent y e precinct in that affair 

February y e 5 1727/8 

The Inhabitants of y e North precinct of Eastham being 
Leagally Notified ; assembled and mett together either to con- 
clude to build a meeting house or to endeavoour with y e Pro- 
prietors of y e meeting house that now is that it may be disposed 
of so as it be a precinct meeting house and made choice of John 
Rich Moderator for y e meeting; and at s d meeting y e Pro- 
prietors of y e meeting house made choice of John Doane Esq r 
Leu* Isaac Baker and Israel Young a Committe to Join with 
Isaac Doane Samuel Smith and Eleazer Hamblin a comitte 
chosen by y e non-proprietors to agree upon what methods was 
proper to be taken refering to s d house that it might stand for 
a publick meeting house for y e precinct for y e present and it 
was agreed upon and concluded by y e Comitte on both parties 
and at s d meeting voted by the precinct both proprietors and 
non proprietors that y e non proprietors should repair y e s d meet- 
ing by putting up glass and other materiels that are needfull 
and to Keep y e s d house in repair for y e space of four years next 
coming upon there own Cost and Charge Except Some more 
then ordenary accident should happen thereto and the s d house 
to stand for a publick meeting for y e term of y e said years 

and then at the end of y e s d four years y e non proprietors to 
take y e Glass and other matererials that they have thereto 
added and the remainder of y e house to return to y e proprietors 



Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records. 99 

and at y e s d meeting ; y e non proprietors nominated and 
appointed Samuel Smith to Carry on and oversee y e repairing 
of y e s d meeting house and at s d meeting made choice of mr 
John Rich to procure a minister for y e precinct 

( To be continued.) 



PLYMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 36.) 

[p. 64] The Children of William Dunham and Annah Dunham his 
wife 

1 William born on the fifth of Aprill 1 7 1 o 

2 Martha born on y e 8 th of Desember 17 13 

The Children of John Wood* and Sarah wood his Wife 

1 Sarah born on the 26 July 1709 

2 Marey born on y e 8 th of May 1 7 1 1 

3 John born ffebruary : 10 : i7o|f 

4 Elydia born June : 6 th : 17 15 Deceas d being the wife of Ja" 

Hovey Esq r Feb? 23 rd . 177 1 

5 Soloman born November 2 d 17 17 

6 Isaac born March 18 th 17 19 

7 Keziah born on y e 18 of Aprill 172 1 

8 Hannah born march 21 . 1722/3 . Deceased July 14 . 1723. 

9 Experience born . Sep r . 12 1724. 

The children of John Atwood & Experience his wife 
Experience Atwood born April 4 . 173 1 
Elizabeth Atwood born April 23 . 1733 
Experience Atwood born March 1 . 1734/5 
George Atwood born Sep r . 19 . 1737. 
George Atwood born february 26 . 1738/9 

The Children of helkiah Tincom t & Elizabeth Tincom his wife 
i hannah born on the last Day of October 17 10 

2 Elizabeth born July 5 17 13 

3 Isaac born Desember 27 th 17 15 

4 Sarah born Agust 5 th 17 18 

5 Zedekiah born July : 11 th 1721 

John born September 29 1723 . deceased October 13 th ; 1723 
Mary born September 14 . 1724 
Martha born December 29 . 1726 

♦"alias Atwood Junr " written above in a different hand. 
t " Junr " written above in a different hand. 



IOO Plymouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

Ruth & Lydia born July 9 . 1729 . deceased Lydia 22 October 

1732 
Ebenezer born June . 26 . 1732 
Lydia born March . 10 . 1734/5 

[p. 65] The Children of John ffaunce Ju : and lidiah ffaunce his 
Wife 

1 Juduth born January first 170^ 

2 lidiah born June 10 th 17 14 

3 John born Aprill 13 th 17 16 

4 Hannah born May 30 th 17 18 

5 Mary born Aprill 25 th 1720 

6 Mehitabell born Aprill : 11 th : i72(*) 

7 Rebeccah Faunce born September 15 th 1724 
Mary born 1734 . (See 166.) 2 d w Ruth f 

The Children of John Morton and Reliance Morton his Wife 

1 John born November 15 th 1706 

2 Jonothan born ffebruary 10 170^ Deceased Desember 29 1708 

3 Josiah born ffebruary 2S 170^ 

4 A Daughter born Desember 11 171 1 Deceased y e same Day 

5 James born on y e 13 th Day of May 17 14 

6 David born March 19 th 17 16 

The Children of Joshua JBramhall and Sarah bramhal his Wife 

: 1 : Cornelios born Agust 26 : 1708 

: 2 : Silvanios born y e last Day of aprill 17 12 

: 3 : Joseph born Desember 2 th 1 7 1 7 

4 Martha born March 21 st 17 18 
The Children of Elisha Doty and Hanna X Doty his Wife 

1 Elisha born October 20 th 1709 

2 Samuel born June 16 th 17 12 

3 hanna born October 10 th 17 14 Deceased 

4 Edward born October 7 th 17 16 

5 Hannah born September 5 . 17 18 

6 Paul born November 28 172 1 

7 Lois born August 26 . . 1724 

8 Stephen born June 24 . 1726 

9 James born August 27 . 1728 

(To be continued.) 



* " 1 72 1 " or " 1722," probably the latter. 

t This line is in a modern hand. 

+ " Harlow " written above in a modern hand. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 101 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

( Cpvtin urd from I "ol. IV, p. 2jg. ) 

Fort = Edward July 29 th 1757 In y e Morning y e Post Came 
in I Rec d a Letter From Sister Rudd & another From M r 
Wight &c — this Day I also Wrote to My Father — Gen 11 
Webb Came Back from y e Lake 

y e 30 th I Remaind Much Not well in y e Morning I Tock a 
Portion of Rheubarb — It worked Vary well 

Sunday y e 31 st Nothing Strang Hapened .at Night I Se 
Serj 1 Burrows of y e Indipendant & Serj 1 Giles over at y e Gar- 
den and Had Considrable Discorce with them &c. 

August y e I st Serj 1 Burrows of Capt : Crookshanks Com- 
pany Toock Up John Stimson of Capt : Slapps who Deserted 
their Servis & Changd His Name from Spooner — He Radily 
Confest & Returnd to y e old Servis &c This afternoon John 
Bennet our old Friend Came Up Here on a Command & Paid 
Us a Visit He Staid with Us at Night &c — 

ye 2 nd ye Morning I Spent with Bennet till 8 oClok — then 
He went of for Saratoge. 

A Detach Ment of y e Royal Amaricans Capt : Crookshanks 
Independant Company & the Massachusets Reg 1 Marchd off for 
pt \ym Henry they were Under y e Command of Lieu 1 Col : 
Young of y e 60 th Reg 1 they Carryd Several Pieces of y e Ord- 
nance with them &c — Soon After this Detachment Went off 
we were orderd to To Move our Tents about which we Spent 
Most of y e Day — Near Night we Pitchd our Tents where y e 
Massachusetts Reg 1 Movd from — This Day Lieu 1 Porter Died 
At Night y e Serj 1 Maj r Desired me to Get My arms and Ap- 
pear on y e Perad for He Didn 1 Know But He Should Want a 
Serj 1 So I Went Expecting Twas For y e New Piq 1 But when I 
Came there they Put Me on y e Mounting Piq 1 So I was obligd 
to Go on Directly & y e Serj 1 Maj r Sent Me No Relief according 
to His Promus Neither — Capt : Porter of y e Granadear Com- 
pany in y e 60 th Reg 1 is officer of this Piq 1 He Had a Number 
of their officers with Him till 1 1 oClok & By that time they 
were Most of them fit for Sleep — Then we Hered 2 Guns 
Fired at y e Brickills L 1 Humphires & I went With a Party of 
12 Men to Know what y e Matter was we Came there y e Officer 
Told Us a Smooth Story about a Sentry Discoverying y e Enimy 



102 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

&c. But we Returnd then y e Capt : Orderd y e IS & I To 
Double y e Sentries & then He Orderd Us to Go y e Rounds 
Constantly till after y e Morning Gun Fired Never Allowing Us 
to Go to y e Tents 

y e 3 rd I Hered y e Morning Gun Fire at y e Lake Before 
ours — a little after Sun Rise we Here y e Cannon Fire Briskly 
at y e Lake and also y e Small arms we Immediately Contluded 
that they were Attacted — This Firing Lasted Most of y e 
Day — about 9 oClok there Came Down a Post what News He 
Brought was Not Soon Known By Us only that y e Fort was 
Attacted y e Post was Sent Direct Down to Albony Several 
Partys were Sent Up to y e Lake to Make Discovery of their 
Circumstances there at Night one Colyar of Capt : Gallups 
Company Brought in a French man that He Toock a Little 
Below F l W m Henry as He was Dresing an ox — at Night y e 
Fireing Seased at y e Lake our Piq* was Dismised and a New 
one Mounted with in y e Lines 

y e 4 th In y e Morning I Felt Better than I Had for Som 
time I Tock a Sirvay of y e Camp & what Preparation w r e were 
In & Makeing to Receive y e Enimy &c : The Cannon Soon 
Begun to Play at y e Lake — I Hoar By y e Prisoner that Colyar 
Brought in that the French Have Got a Vary Strong army 
against Fort W m Henry He Said there was 6000 Ragulars & 
5000 Canadians & if it was Neaded they Had 6000 French 
Helanders to Join them they Had also Near 30 Pieses of 
artilery — But this account was Not all' Intirely Credited — In 
y e Afternoon there was But Little Firing at y e Lake — y e 
Several Detachments : that we Sent Down to Relieve y e Forts 
Below Us Came Up to Join Us — Joseph Johnsons Scout Came 
in Several Men Got in that Had Ben to Make Discovery at y e 
Lake &c. Toard Night I went over to y e Island to Se our Sick 
Found Corp 1 Andrus Exceeding Poor almost without any 
Sence — 

This Night we was alarmd By a Sentry of y e Piq* who 
Fired at an Indion as He Said — we were all Turnd out But 
after Some Time Returnd in again — 

- y e 5 th Before Sunrise We Heard y e Canon Play Vary Brisk 
at y e Lake Soon after y e Small arms Began to Fire this Firing 
Lasted all Day without Much Ceasing it was Contluded that 
this Day there was y e Most Ammunition Expended that Ever 
was in a Day at that Plais Before — Several Posts Came in 
from y e Lake this Day what News they Brought was Not 
Known to Us But we Understand that this Morning y e Enimy 
Had Not Got their artilery to Bair Upon them — also that our 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 103 

Ken Had Burst their Largest Morter & one 18 Pounder — But 
they Had Lost But few Men and Kept in Good Spirits &c — 

{To be continued.) 



HALIFAX, MASS,, VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued front Vol. IV, p. 22.) 

[p. 216] August : 25 : 1777 Abraham Whiton Jun r and Abijah Wood 
both of Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

oct r 27 : 1777 Nehemiah Besse and Pricilla Perry Both of Hallifax 
have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Nov r 24 : 1777 Adam Tomson and Molly Tomson Both of Hallifax 
have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January 26 : 1778 John Miller of Hallifax and Sarah Leonard of 
Bridgwater have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March : 9 : 1778 Nehemiah Sturtevant of Plimpton and Huldah Ful- 
ler of Hallifax have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

July 13 : 1778 Samuel Parris of Hallifax and Sarah Pratt of Middle- 
brough Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

August 3 : 1778 George Osbum of Pembrook and Deborah Taylor 
of Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

August : 10 : 1778 Lemuel Barnes of Hallifax and Abigail Heafords 
of Plimpton have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

oct r 12 : 1778 Ichabod Tomson and Lydia Hall Both of Hallifax 
have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

November : 23 : 1778 Lemuel Sturtevant Jun r of Hallifax and Pris- 
cilla Tomson of Middlebrough have been Lawfully Published in 
Hallifax 

January 4 : 1779 Job Hall of Raynham and Abigail Leach of Halli- 
fax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 29 : 1779 Isaiah Tinkham of Hallifax and Susanna Ellis of 
Middlebrough have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April 19 : 1779 William Wood of Middlebrough and Susanna Fuller 
of Hallifax have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April : 19 : 1779 Nathan Pirkins and Hannah Sturtevant Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April . 19 . 1779 Ezekiel Palmer and Polly Wallis Both of Hallifax 
have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April : 26 : 1779 Elias Haskil of Greenwich and Mercy Tilson Jun 
of Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

June 14 : 1779 Silvanus Bradford of Kingston and Jane Briggs of 
Hallifax have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

August 2 : 1779 Isaac Hobart of Pembrook and Lydia Hatch of Hal- 
lifax have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 



104 Halifax ', Mass., Vital Records. 

Sep 1 6 : 1779 Matthew Parris and Mercy Tomson Both of Hallifax 
have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

[p. 217] Nov r 8 : 1779 Chipman Fuller of Hallifax and Thankfull 
Wright of Plimpton have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Nov r 29 : 1779 James Crooker of Pembrook and Joanna Cushman of 
Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax. 

Dec r : 6 : 1779 John Phinney of Bridgwater and Sarah Tomson of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Dec r 13 : 1779 Zebadiah Tomson of Hallifax and Clare Sturtevant of 
Plimpton have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

December 27 : 1779 Richard Bozworth and Hannah Chipman Both 
of Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January -.3 : 1780 John Briggs ]un r of Hallifax and Hannah Bearce 
of Pembrook have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March . 20 : 1780 Noah Waterman and Esther Ellis Both of Hallifax 
have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April 3 : 1780 Nathan Tinkham Jun r and Abigail Perry Both of 
Hallifax have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April 24 : 1780 Leonard Hill of Pembrook and Lois Briggs of Halli- 
fax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

May 15 : 1780 Elisha Faxon and Sarah Cushing Both of Hallifax 
Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

June 26 : 1780 Nehemiah Cortis of Hallifax and Hannah Standish 
of Plimpton Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

July 31 : 1780 Isaac Waterman of Hallifax and Lucy Samson of 
Plimpton Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Sept r 18 : 1780 Jonathan Records of Pembrook and Remember 
Briggs of Hallifax have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Dec r : 8 : 1780 David Rogers of Greenwich and Rebecca Jackson of 
Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Dec r 11 : 1780 Samuel Brown of Abington and Tabitha Porter of 
Hallifax Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Dec r . 25 : 1780 Plolmes Seares and Mercy Cushing Both of Hallifax 
Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

February 5 : 1781 Elisha Mitchel of Bridgwater and Hannah Tom- 
son of Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March : 12 : 1781 Eliab Knap of Rainham and Lois Tomson of Hal- 
lifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

aprill : 16 : 1781 Barnabas Snell of Bridgwater and Hannah Holmes 
of Hallifax have been Lawf Published in Halli 

aprill : 16 th : 1781 Ezra Tomson and Sarah Whitten both of Hallifax 
have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

aprill : 30 th 1781 Francis Cook and Ruth Bearce both of Hallifax 
have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

[p. 218] September 24 th : 178 1 Ebenezer Tomson the 3 d and of Hal- 
lifax and Deborah Prior of Duxborough have been Lawfully 
Published In Hallifax 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 105 

1782 Jan r y 6 : Caleb Leach of Hallifax and abigail Tinkham of Plym- 

ton have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
1782 Jan r y : 28 th : Loring Tomson and mary whiten Jun both of Hal- 
lifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallif 
1782 JanT : 28 : Moses Tomson of Hallifax and abigail Samson of 

Plymton have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
1782 Febr : 11 th : Zebadiah Tomson and Phebe Cortis both of Hal- 
lifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifa 
1782 Febr : 18 : Jonathan Pratt of middleboro and martha Palmer of 

Hallifax have been Lawf ll Published in Hallif 
1782 march : 11 th : Thomas Palmer of Hallifax and Betty Stetson of 

Hannover have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
1782 march : 18 . Ichabod Hatch of Hallifax and abigail Wright of 

Plymton have been Lawfully Publish in Hallifax 
August : 19 : 17S2 Daniel Soule of Hallifax and Sarah Cushman of 

Plimpton Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
August : 19 : 1782 George William Munro and Sarah Munro both of 

Hallifax Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
Sept r : 9 : 1782 Timothy Briggs of Norton and Hannah Waterman of 

Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
Dec 1 " 12 : 1782 Jonah Benson of Bridgwater and Martha Tomson of 

Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
Dec r 16 : 1782 Ephraim Tilson and Fear Waterman Jun r Both of 

Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
February 17 : 1783 Mark Andrews of Berkley and Ruth Parris of 

Hallifax have been Lawfull Published in Hallifax 
March 17 : 1783 Solomon Inglee of Hallifax and Bethsheba Orr of 

Bridgwater have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

[p. 219] January 5 : 1784 Seth Sturtevant and Abigail Cushing both 
of Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January 5 : 1784 Thomas Tomson Jun r of Hallifax and Ruhamah 
Barrows of Plimpton have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January 12 : 1784 David Hatch and Lucy Samson Both of Hallifax 
Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 1 : 1784 Spencer Forrest of Hallifax and Abigail Wade of 
Bridgwater have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 22 : 1784 Jacob Loring of Plimpton and Lydia Tilson of Hal- 
lifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

August 30 : 1784 Sherebiah Corthell of Hingham and Lydia Whiton 
of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Sept r 13 : 1784 Zenos Tinkham of Hallifax and Rachel Warren of 
Middleborough Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Oct r 25 : 1784 Edmund Mordock of Plimpton and Betty Ripley of 
Hallifax Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Nov r 8 : 1784 Asa Soule and Ruth Howland Stetson Both of Hal- 
lifax Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Nov r 15 : 1784 John Fuller of Medfield and Martha Fuller of Halli- 
fax Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 



106 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 

Dec r 13 : 1784 Benjamin Bozworth and Hannah Samson Both of 

Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
February 7 : 1785 Benjamin Briggs of Hallifax and Sarah Bent of 

Middleborough havfl been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
March 14 : 1785 Nathaniel Tomson of Hallifax and Sarah Thair of 

Bridgwater have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
May: 2 : 1785 Timothy Wood of Hallifax and Salvina Soule of 

Plimpton have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
June 13 : 1785 Judah Wood and Tabitha Holmes both of Hallifax 

Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
August 8 : 17S5 Levi Tomson and Betty Snell Both of Hallifax 

Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
oct r 31 : 1785 Elijah Howard of Bridgwater and Mary Tomson 3 d of 

Hallifax Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
Nov r 14 : 1785 Noah Thomas of Hallifax and Sally Howland of 

Plimpton Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
Nov r 14 : 1785 Waterman Bozworth and Mercy Tilson 3 d Both of 

Hallifax Have been Lav/fully Published in Hallifax 
December 12 : 1785 Samuel Fuller of Hallifax and Sarah Cushman 

of Plimpton have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
Dec r 26 : 1785 Samuel Briggs of Hallifax and Mercy Dammond of 

Pembrook Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

[p. 220] April 3 : 1786 David Sturtevant and Mercy Parris Jun r 
Both of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April 17 : 1786 James Soule 3 d of Middleborough and Eunice Tom- 
son of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

May 22 : 1786 Thaddeus Tomson and Ruth Tilson Both of Hallifax 
Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Sept r 11 : 1786 Joshua Palmer Jun r and Lois Sturtevant Jun r Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January 15 : 1787 John Heafords of Pembrook and Betty Hall of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

February : 19 : 1787 Asa Forrest of Hallifax and Susanna Mitchel 
of Bridgwater Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April 16 : 17S7 Samuel Bratford of Plimpton and Sarah Fuller of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April 23 : 1787 Doct r Penuil Hutchins of Killingly in Connecticut 
and Molly Tomson. Ju nr of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Pub- 
lished in Hallifax 

June 25 : 1787 David Bozworth and Abigail Inglee Both of Hallifax 
Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Oct r 8 : 1787 Benjamin Faxon of Bridgwater and Ruth Bryant of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Oct r 15 : 1787 Jacob Churchell of Plimpton and Eunice Sturtevant 
of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

November 19 : 1787 Doct r John Putnam of Middleborough and 
Elezebeth Bozworth of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published 
in Hallifax 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. ioy 

December 3 : 1787 Benjamin Munro of Hallifax and Mary Wash- 
burn of Bridgwater Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

December 3 : 1787 Joseph Tilson of Hallifax and Molly Loring of 
Plimpton Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January 28 : 1788 Sala Boz worth of Hallifax and Rebecca Pirkins 
of Plimpton Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 17 : 17S8 : Allen Hatch of Bridgwater and Sarah Standish of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April 3 : 17S8 Ephraim Tinkham and Huldah Tomson Jun r Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

So far is Given in to the Clerk of the Court 

April 28 : 1788 Moses Inglee Jun r and Hannah Allen Jun r Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

June 16 : 1788 Ebenezer Hathaway and Chloe Hooper Both of Hal- 
lifax Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Sept r 11 11788 Samuel Savery of Wareham and Lois Sturtevant of 
Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

December 8 : 1788 Ellis Holmes and Betty Leach Both of Hallifax 
Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January 12 : 1789 Seth Allen of Hallifax and Abigail Ford of Pem- 
brook Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

[p. 221] March 23 : 1789 Levi Loring of Plimpton and Rachel 

Standish of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
April 13 : 1789 Dan Parris and Pernal Ripley Jun r Both of Hallifax 

Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
December 7 : 1789 Abel Tomson and Elisabeth Leach Both of Hal- 
lifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
January 25 : 1790 Joseph Tinkham of Hallifax and Lucy Lucas of 

Plimpton Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
January 25 : 1790 Barze Sturtevant of Hallifax and Betty Crooker 

of Pembrook Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
February 15 : 1790 Simeon Sturtevant Jun r of Hallifax and Margeret 

Johnson of Kingston Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
April 12 : 1790 Ichabod Waterman Jun r of Kingston and Parthana 

Cartee of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
May 3 : 1790 Eliphalet Waterman of Hallifax and Silvina Winsor of 

Duxbury Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
May 17 : 1790 Ezekiel Tomson and Mary Bosworth Both of Hallifax 

Have Been Lawfully Published in Plallifax 
June 14 : 1790 William Tilson of Hallifax and Anne Haskel of 

Rochester Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
August 23 : 1790 Holmes Seares of Hallifax and Mercy Bradford of 

Plimpton Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
October : 11 : 1790 John Tilson of Hallifax and Desire Shaw of 

Plymouth Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 
October 18 : 1790 Doct r Micah Allen of Hallifax and Margeret Ford 

2 d of Pembrook Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 



io8 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 

Nov r 8 : 1790 Doct r Nathaniel Morton and Joanna Tomson Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Nov r 29 : 1790 Moses Inglee Jun r of Hallifax and Jean Loring of 
Plimpton Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January 10 : 1791 Jonathan Porter and Betty Woods Both of Halli- 
fax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

January 17 : 1791 William Soule of Hallifax and Rachel Dillingham 
of Bridgwater Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 7 : 1791 David Bosworth of Hallifax and Patience Freeman 
of Middleborough have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 7 : 1791 Eliab Tomson and Rachel Tomson Both of Hallifax 
Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

August : 15 : 1791 Lemuel Clark of Wareham and Else Waterman 
Jun r of Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

Sept r 26 : 1 79 1 Newcomb Bourn Jun r of Middlebrough and Dulsina 
Woods of Hallifax have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

April 11 : 1792 Barnabas Tomson Jun r and Sarah Fuller Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

[p. 222] April 29 : 1792 Consider Pratt and Molly Thayer Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

May 21 : 1792 : George William Monro of Pembrook and Mary 
Bearce of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

June 11 : 1792 Aseph Bosworth and Elizabeth Tomson Jun r Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

December 24 : 1792 Joseph Tomson and Priscilla Ripley Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 4 : 1793 Winslow Sturtevant and Susanna Faxon Both of Hal- 
lifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 25 : 1793 : William Mitchel of Bridgwater and Betty Dunbar 
of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

June 10 : 1793 Asa Hall of Raynham and Lucy Leach of Hallifax 
Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

December 9 : 1793 Lewis Chamberlain of Bridgwater and Rebecca 
Tomson Jun r of Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in 
Hallifax 

January 6 : 1794 William Hooper of Bridgwater and Mary Tilson of 
Hallifax Have been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 17 : 1794 David Briggs Jun r and Nabbe Sturtevant Both of 
Hallifax Have Been Lawfully Published in Hallifax 

March 31 th 1794 Isaac Chamberlin of Bridgwater and Charity Tom- 
son of Halifax have been lawfully published in Halifax 

April 21 st 1794 Moses Waterman and Sarah Inglee both of Halifax 
have been lawfully published in Halifax 

August 11 th 1794 Ebenezer Wood of Halifax and Centhea Soule of 
Plymton have been lawfully published in Halifax 

Dec r 22 nd 1794 Jacob Tomson Jun r of Halifax and Lucina Kieth of 
Bridgwater have been lawfully published in Halifax 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 109 

Febr-y 16 th 1795 Elkanah Thomas of Middleborough and Margeret 
Miller Tomson of Halifax have been Lawfully published in Hal- 
lifax 

April 27 th 1795 John Record of Pembrook and Sarah Kieth of Hali- 
fax have been lawfully published in Halifax 

[p. 223] May 4 th 1795 Daved Tomson of Halifax and Betsey Leach 

of Middleborough have been lawfully published in Halifax 
July 20 th 1795 William Shaw 3 rd of Middleborough and Sarah Lor- 

ing of Halifax have been lawfully published in Halifax 
Nov r 2 nd 1795 Jacob Tomson Jun r of Middleborough and Mercy 

Waterman of Hallifax have been lawfully published in Halifax 
Jan? 25 1796 Allen Latham of Bridgwater and Jennet Dunbar Jun r 

of Halifax have been lawfully published in Halifax 
July 25 th 1796 John Bosworth Jun r and Susanna Pratt both of Hali- 
fax have been published in Halifax as the law directs 
Sep 1 26 th 1796 Charles Holmes of Kingston and Rebekah Briggs Jn r 

of Halifax have been published in Halifax as the law directs 
Sep' 26 th 1796 Daniel Weston of Middleborough and Rebecca 

Waterman of Halifax have been published in Halifax as the 

law directs 
Nov r 31 st 1796 Oliver Porter and Phebe Barrow both of Halifax have 

been published in Halifax according to the Directions of law 
January 30 . 1797 Tomson Leach of Halifax and Priscilla Clark 

have been published in Halifax According to the directions of 

law 
March 13 th 1797 Nehemiah Tomson and Experience Curtis both of 

Halifax have been Published in Halifax as the law directs 
June 5 th 1797 Zaccheus Tomson and Jennet Wood both of Halifax 

have been Published in Halifax as the law directs 
July 3 rd 1797 Benjamin Bryant Jun r of Plympton and Bethiah Gray 

of Halifax have been published in Hallifax as the law directs 
July 31 st 1797 Timothy Tomson of Halifax and Susanna Cushing of 

Plympton have been published in Halifax as the law directs 
Sep 1 25 th 1797 Francis Woods of Halifax and Jane Churchell of 

Plympton have been published in Halifax as the law directs 
Nov r 27 th 1797 Bethuel White and Zerviah Standish both of Halifax 

have been published in Halifax as the law directs 
Nov r 27 th 1797 Seth Briggs of Halifax & Molly Reed of Pembroke 

have been published in Halifax as the law directs 
Dec 1 " 14 th 1797 Daniel Cummings of Gray & County of Cumberland 

and Hannah Briggs Jun r have been published in Halifax as the 

law directs 
Dec r 25 th 1797 Aaron Soule of Halifax and Ruth Samson of Plymp- 
ton have been published in the town of Halifax as the law 

Directs 

[To be continued.) 



no Zachariah Soule s Inventory. 



ZACHARIAH* SOULE'S INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records^ 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Zachariah 2 Soule {George 1 ) was born before the Division 
of Cattle on 22 May / 1 June, 1627,* and it is probable that he 
died not long before 11/21 December, 1663, the date on which 
his inventory was taken by John Alden and Constant South- 
worth. His widow, Margaret, was appointed administratrix, 
since her bond, dated 2 March, 1663/4, is preserved in the 
" Scrap Book " (p. 20) at the Plymouth Registry of Deeds. 
William Ford, Sr., of Marshfield was her surety and John 
Sutton and John Morton were the witnesses. 

I have been unable to find any other record connected with 
the settlement of this estate and nothing to indicate that Zacha- 
riah left any children. 

The inventory will be found in the Plymouth Colony Wills 
and Inventories, Volume II, Part II, page 18. 



An Inventor^' of the goods and Chatties of Zacarya Soule 
taken this 11 th of December 1663 and exhibited to the court 

held att Plymouth the third of March 1663 on the oath of 
Margarett Soule widdow; 

I 5 d 

Imp* : 3 Cowes 1 heiffer 1 Calfe att 14 00 00 

Item 1 mare att 08 00 00 

Item 2 pigges att 05 00 00 

Item swines Hesh 03 00 00 

Item 1 fowling peece and sword att 01 08 00 

Item a saddle and bridle att 01 02 06 

Item in Chutes 00 10 00 

Item 1 Cloth coate att 01 14 00 

Item 2 shirts 3 bands and 1 handkerchiffe 01 05 00 

Item in pewter Dishes & bason & latten pannes . 01 10 00 

Item in earthen ware 00 04 00 

Item 1 Iron pott potthookes 2 smale Iron kettles att 00 18 00 

Item 1 old bedpan kettle & skillett 00 07 00 

Item 1 frying pan & six spoones att 00 06 00 

Item 1 hatt att 00 03 00 

Item in severall goods new att 03 00 00 

•Mayflower Descendant, I : 152. 



Samuel Hatch's Wife Mary. \ i i 

Item in sifting trough trayes & Dishes & trenches oo 10 oo 

Item in wheele and cards woole & yearne & hemp oo 06 00 

Item in butter and lard 00 08 00 

Item in sope 00 05 00 
Item 1 paire of shott moulds &: sheers &' handplaine & 

Drawing knife 00 07 00 

Item tonggs and fier pan & axe & hoes 00 04 00 

Item 1 pound of powder bad* & three homes 00 02 06 

Item 2 bagges att 00 03 00 

Item 2 old mackerell lines & three ledds att 00 03 00 

Item 2 barrells & 2 pound and an halfe of feathers 00 05 00 

Item 3 bushells & 3 peckes of salt att 00 15 00 

Item sythes & pitchforkes 00 03 00 

Item house and land att powder point 26 00 00 

Item a purchase share of land & meddow lying about 

Namassakett 25 00 00 

Item 2 acrees of meddow lying about the gurnett 02 00 00 

Item 40 acrees of upland lying in the woods 06 00 00 

Item prte of a nett & ledd 00 03 00 
Item about 4 load & an halfe of hay 

Item Debtes owing to the estate 01 08 09 
Debts owing from the estate about 17 3 00 

John Aldin 
Constant Southworth 



SAMUEL HATCH'S WIFE MARY, THE DAUGHTER 
OF EDWARD DOTY- 

Communicated by Theodore S. Lazell. 

From the nuncupative will of Faith Phillips, former wife of 
Edward 1 Doty, and the settlement of her estate, as previously 
printed,! it appears that she left three daughters, Desire Sher- 
man, Elizabeth Rouse and Mary Doty, and that John Rouse, Jr., 
of Marshfield, was appointed administrator " in the behalf e of 
him selfe his wife and Sisters." William Sherman married 
Desire Doty 25 December /4 January, 1667/8, and John 
Rouse married Elizabeth Doty 13/23 January, 1674/54 ^ ut 
nowhere, as yet, has any record of a marriage of Mary 2 Doty 
been found, and no intimation that she survived has here- 
tofore been given in genealogical publications, beyond the fact 
that she was alive and unmarried on 10/20 July, 1677, tne t ^ ate 

*Sic. f Mayflower Descendant, III : 89-91. { Ibid., II : 180, 182. 



ii2 Samuel Hatch's Wife Mary. 

of the Court order regarding the settlement of her mother's 
estate. 

It is the purpose of this article to present evidence recently 
found, which proves conclusively that she married Samuel Hatch 
of Scituate. The following receipts are literally copied from 
Plymouth Colony Deeds, IV : 345 : — 

I Samuell Hatch of Scittuate Doe heerby Acknowlidge that I have re- 
ceived all that which was Due to mee by vertue of my wife from John Rouse 
of Marshfeild, and Doe heerby Acknowlidge my selfe fully satisfyed Con- 
tented and payed and therof Doe and of even,' p r te and p r sell therof Doe 
exownarate Acquitt and Discharge the aforsaid Rouse of and from all 
Debts Dues Claimes or Demaunds from the begining of the world unto 
this Day It being the 2S ,J * Day of ffebruary 1679. 

Witnes Josiah Holmes Samuell Hatch 

Benjamine Sampson 

Know all men whom it May Concerne that I Desire Sherman of the 
Towne of Marshfeild Doe wholy Discharge John Rouse of the same 
Towne, of the Legacyes which was Due to mee by vertue of my Mothers 
Will and by order of the Court ; I Doe heerby Give the said John Rouse a 
Whole Discharge from the beging of the world to this Day ; In witnes 
heerunto I have sett My hand this third of June 1680: 

Desire Sherman her mark 

The phraseology of Samuel Hatch's receipt, taken by itself, 
is too indefinite to warrant the conclusion I have drawn. But 
it must be considered that both receipts were recorded on the 
same page and at the same time ; also, that the probate records 
show that the only estate of which John Rouse was then ad- 
ministrator was that of Faith Phillips. 

Corroborative evidence is found in a deed dated 7/18 June, 
1700, and recorded 15/26 May, 1730, in Plymouth County 
Deeds, XXV : 120, whereby Joseph Doty of Rochester con- 
veyed to John White of the same place, the forty acre sea-lot 
numbered 10, "by Me Purchased of Samuel Hatch my Brother 
being made over to him by his Father Hatch & did belong to 
M r Thomas Hinckley in the first Purchase of s d Rochester 
Lands." 

In "The Doty-Doten Family," published in 1897 (page 627), 
the author, by an unfortunate use of pronouns in a reference to 
this deed, draws the erroneous conclusion that Joseph Doty's 
wife was a sister of Samuel Hatch. 

A brief genealogy of the Hatch family of Scituate, published 
in 1874, by the late Perley Derby of Salem, gives the births of 
nine children of Samuel 3 Hatch ( Walter 1 , William 1 ) and an ab- 
stract of his will, but states that the name of his wife is un- 



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EARLIEST KNOWN RECORD CONTAINING THE NAME "MAYFLOWER.' 



The Name "Mayflower." 113 

known. That her given name was Mary is shown by the record 
of her baptism in the Second Church at Scituate in the year 
1679. 

It has been shown that Faith Phillips bad a daughter Mary 2 
Doty (Edward 1 ) ; that Samuel Hatch of Scituate had a wife 
Mary in 1679 ; and that, in 1680, he receipted for his wife's 
share of Faith Phillips' estate. It is therefore evident that 
Samuel Hatch married Mary 2 Doty between 10/20 July, 1677, 
and 28 February /io March, 1679/80. 

The discovery of the clue which led to the proof of this 
marriage, opening up, as it does, many new lines of (t May- 
flower " descent, is due to the work already accomplished through 
the Colonial Research Fund of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants. 



THE NAME "MAYFLOWER." 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

It seems almost a waste of valuable time and space to again 
publish the proof that the vessel in which the Pilgrims set sail 
from Plymouth, England, on Wednesday, September 16, 1620 
(New Style), was called the " Mayflower," but careless writers, 
because they do not find the name in any of the published writ- 
ings of Bradford or Winslow, have jumped to the conclusion 
that such proof does not exist. Although the evidence was 
printed at least as early as 1861, and has been printed a num- 
ber of times since, very few persons have had the privilege of 
seeing the original record, which is shown in the accompanying 
illustration, reproduced from a photograph. This is, we be- 
lieve, the first time that a facsimile of this record has been 
published. 

The illustration shows the fourth page of the first volume 
of the Plymouth Colony Records of Deeds. At the top of the 
page may be seen, in the well-known handwriting of Governor 
Bradford, the following entry : 

The fales of their grounds which came first over in the May- 
floure according as thier lotes were cast . 1623. 

This entry by Governor Bradford himself, .in the oldest vol- 
ume of the Plymouth Colony Records and written in 1623 or 



1 14 Scituate, Jf<zss., Vital Records, 

soon after that date, must be accepted as conclusive evidence 
that the Pilgrim ship was called the " Mayflower." 

The earliest known mention of the name in print occurs in 
Nathaniel Morton's "New England's Memorial," published in 
1669, and it is interesting to note that, as Secretary of Plym- 
outh Colony from 1647 to his death in 1685, he had the custody 
of the records and made many entries in this first volume of 
deeds. He must, therefore, have been familiar with Bradford's 
record of the Division of Land in 1623, in which he doubtless 
took a lively interest as a boy of about ten years. Since Na- 
thaniel Morton came to Plymouth with his father in the " Anne" 
but a few months before this division was made he must have 
been personally acquainted with nearly one-half of the May- 
flower passengers, and two of them, John Howland and Mary 
(Allerton) Cushman, were still living at Plymouth when his 
book was written, so that even if the records had not been in 
his care he certainly was in a position to know the name of the 
first ship, and his statement of the name should have been ac- 
cepted in the entire absence of any contradictory evidence. 



SCITUATE, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. Ill, p. ng.) 

[p. 14] Thomas willmor of duxborow and hannah his wife ware 

married June y e 10 th 1705 
Hudson bishop of duxborrow and abigall his wife ware married 

desember y* 13 th 1705 
Nathaniell bruster of duxborrow and mary his wife was married 

desember 24 th 1705 
Samuell fisher of duxborrow and deborah his wife ware married 

desember 24 th 1705 
Edward Shofe and Liddiah wetherell both of Scittuate was married 

July y* 6 : 1704 
Soiloraan Lincoln and Hannah Stetson both of Scittuate was married 

Aprell y c 25 th : 1705 
Thomas Clark Juner and Alis 'Rogers both of Scittuate was married 

September y c 17 th 1705 : 
benjamin Stodder and mary Silvester both of Scittuate was married 

January y c 3i lh 170^ 
nathaniell good speed of Rochester and Sarah king of Scittuate was 

married desember y e 21 : 1705 : 
John magfarland of duxborrow and martha berstow of Scittuate was 

married desember y e 25 : 1705 



Scititate, Mass., Vital Records. 115 

Bezaliel Palmer and Elisabath perry both of Scittuate was married 

febuary y e 5 th : 170^ 
9 may 1706 William Torry and margritt buck ware Joyned together 

in marriag pr me Joseph Otis Justice of Peace 
7 June 1706 Jonothan merritt and Sarah Cud worth ware Joyned to- 
gether in marriage pr me Joseph Otis Justice of peace 
\worn\ day of July 1706 william barrill and Elisabath bayly ware 

Joyned together in marriage pr me Joseph Otis Justice of pease 
13 day of february 170$ prence Houland of duxborow and deborah 

barker ware Joyned together in marriage before me Joseph Otis 

Justice of peas 
[wor/i^seph Woodworth & Sarah Jones both of Scituate were Mer- 

ried together on y e Seventh Day of October A.D. 1743 . V me 

Tho s Clap Just : Peace 

[p. 15] These are to sertifie all people that theire being an intentione 
of marriage betwen Thomas Coleman of Scittuate in y e provence of 
y* masachusetts and mary mew of newport in y e Coleny of Roadisland 
and providence plantations did lay theire intentions before y e men 
and womens meeting in sd Island whoe desired them. to waite. for a 
time till all things ware Cleere theire being men and women ap- 
pointed to inquire of boath their Clearness in y e meeting they be- 
longed to whether he y e sd Thomas Coleman was free from all other 
women and mary mew free and Cleare from all other men they Com- 
ing y e seacond time before y e men and womens meeting in porch- 
mouth one Roadisland y e 2 day of y e 12 month 1705 all Things 
being Clear and nothing appering to hinder and they being pub- 
lished acording to law a meeting being appointed one purpose at y e 
house of mary mew y e 12 th of y e 12 month 17 05- whare they tooke 
Each other as man and wife there promising as in y e presence of god 
to live faithfully together man and wife untill death seperated them 
in testemony of y e same they have hereunto set theire names in y e 
presence of us whoe are wittneses hereunto of theire solam promisees 
Walter Clark Esq r Gov r Thomas Coleman 

william Allen Mary Coleman 

Edward Thirston Sen r flreeborn Clarke 

Benj a Newbery Mary Cranston 

Jo : Brper * Susanah Smith 

Thomas Cornwell Mary Bryer 

Stephen Mompherd Sarah Arnold 

Joseph palmer m Mary Mumford 

Samewell Stapelton Sarah Mew 

Richard Mew Mary Mew 

waiter newberry Mary Barl 

John Beere - Mary ffedly 

Ralph Chapman Sun r Elisabath Cornell 

Benjamin Chamberlin Margerit Smith 

deliverance Chapman 
* Probably an error for Bryer. See next column. 



1 16 Scituatc, Mass., Vital Records. 

These Are to Certifie all people that Thomas Coleman of Scittuate 
and mary Mew of Newport on Road Island were Lawfully Married 
before me in Newport on the tweiveth day of the twelveth month 
Called ffebruary in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred § as 
Attest 

Walter Clarke g Govr 

[p. 16] 6 September 1705 Edward Jenking and marth damon both of 
Scittuate ware married 

4 January 1705 Joseph wade and Ruth garritt both of Scittuate ware 

married 
8 day of January 1705 Thomas buck and Hannah Tayler both of 
Scittuate ware married 

27 february 1705 John Hall and Abigail white both of Scittuate ware 

married 

5 September .1706 nathaniell willmarth of Rehobath and mary perry 

of Scittuate ware marrie by me John Cushing jun r Justice of 

peace 
22 January 1706 m r John Barker and m r Hannah Cushing both of 

Scittuate ware married by me John Cushing jun r Justice of peace 
The 2 2 d day of may 1707 william Curtis the son of John Curtis & 

Rachell Stoder both of Scittuate were married by Joseph Otis 

Justice of peace 
March y e 27 th 1707 Isaac Harris of Bridgwater & Jane Cooke of 

Plymouth were Joyned together in marriag by me Joseph Otis 

Justice of peace 

28 day of August 1707 Thomas Bryant, & mary Ewell were Joyned 

together in Marriage f me Joseph Otis Justice of peace : 
27 November 1707 Thomas Pots & Martha Dudson were Joyned 
together in Marriage V me Joseph Otis Justice of peace 

6 day of January 1707 Experience holmes & patience Nicholls were 

Joyned together in Marriage V" me Joseph Otis Justice of peace 
17 day of march 170; Samuell Barstow & Lydia Randall were Joyned 

together in marriage V me Joseph Otis Justice of peace 
October 1707 : Thomas Chittenden & Elizabeth woodworth were 

Joyned together in Marriage, V me Joseph Otis Justice of peace 
September the 20 th 1708 Matthew gannett & mary Bacon both of 

Scittuate were Joyned in marriage V me Joseph Otis Justice of 

peace 
May the . 3 th . 1709 : Thomas Lambert and Joanna Torrey were 

Joyned together in marriage : V me Joseph Otis Justice of peace : 
May the 13 th1 1709 Joseph Randall Junior & Elizabeth Turner were 

Joyned together in marriage . f me Joseph Otis Justice of peace 

[p. 17] march 26 : 1701 Jonathan Jackson and Lydia pickells both of 

Scittua[te] ware maried 
may 8 th 1701 Ichabod King and hannah wetherell ware married 
July y e 9 th 170 1 Nathaniell winslow of freetown and Elisabath Hol- 
brook of Scittuate ware maried 



Scituate, Mass., Vital Records. ny 

23 July 1701 Benjamin Stockbridge and marcy Tilden both of Scit- 

tuate ware maried 

30 July 1 7 01 James Torry and Unice dean both of Scittuate ware 
married 

October y e 3 : 1701 Israeli Silvester and Ruth prince both of Scit- 
tuate ware married 

desember y« 2 : 1701 Edward prouty & Elizabeth How both of this 
town was married V me Jeremiah Cushing 

16 desember 1701 Rodulphus Hatch and Elisabath Tilden both of 

Scittuate ware married 
november y e 26 : 1702 Joseph Kent of Charlstwn and Rebeccah 

Chettend[en] of Scittuate ware married 
October y e 1 : 1702 Thomas brigg of Tunton and Keturah Hatch of 

Scittua[te] ware maried 
Januar y e 21 : 170? John Cudworth and margerrtt Hatch both of 

Scittuate ware married 
27 January i/of Isaace Peirse and Juduth booth both of Scittuate 

ware married 

24 february 1703 Robert Gowels of brigwater and Experiance Holl- 

brook of Scittuate ware married 

17 June 1703 Joseph House and deborah gannitt both of Scittuate 

ware married 
5 Agust 1703 Samuell Stockbridge and Liddia barrel! both of Scit- 

tua[te] ware married 
16 Agust 1703 Richard Silvester and desire Stetson both of Scittuate 

ware married 
5 October y^ : 1703 Robart Cock of Scittuate and Agnis Kent of 

boston ware married 

7 desember 1703 Thomas Turner and martha Silvester both of Scit- 

tuate ware married 

8 desember 1703 Ebenezer Kent and Hannah gannitt both of Scit- 

tuate ware married 
January 170^ Joseph briggs and deborah Hollbrook both of Scittuate 

ware married 
5 Apr ell 1704 Stephen vinall and mary woodwarth both of Scittuate 

ware married 
11 Aprell 1705 Epherem Pray and grace booth both of Scittuate ware 

married 
24 Aprell 1705 Joseph neells and Abigail Smith both of Scittuate 

ware married 
30 Agust 1705 willtam Cock and Sarah Curtis both of Scittuate ware 

married 

{To be continued.) 



Il8 Richard Chun lis Will and Inventory. 



RICHARD CHURCH'S WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Richard Church was born about 1608* and died at Ded- 
ham, Mass., 27 December, 1668 (O. S.), and was buried at 
Hingham, where he had resided for some years. The Dedham 
records give the date of his death as 26 December, but the 
Hingham records [I : 17], Hobart's Diary and Cushing's Manu- 
script all give it as 27, and as that day was Sunday, Hobart's 
entry under date of 27 December is conclusive. It reads 
" Richard Church dyed at Dedham Sab : day erly In the 
morning." 

His wife Elizabeth, the daughter of Richard Warren of the 
Mayflower, survived him and died at Hingham 9 March, 1669/70. 
[Town Records, I : 20] 

The will is recorded in the Suffolk County Probate Records 
at Boston, Volume VI, page 21, and the inventory in Volume 
V, page 1 16. The original documents are not in the files. 



I Richard Church of Hingham in the County of Suffolke 
in new England through the Goodnes & mercy of God, having 
my perfect understanding yet by the Providence of God at 
present visited by sicknes of body, I how soone my change may 
come I know not, therefore Order this my last will & Testa- 
ment as followeth — ffirst I Commit my soule unto Jesus Christ 
my Redeemer, & my body to the dust from whence it Came — 
And my mind & will is that after the decease of my body & 
the decent buriall thereof a true Inventory of my Estate in the 
Portion of the Goods of this World that the Lord hath lent 
mec may bee made & all my just debts due out of the same 
bee pajd- — And then my mind & will is that my beloved wife 
Elizabeth Church shall Enjoy the Remainder during her naturall 
life — And when it shall please God that shee shall leave this 
naturall life — my mind & will is that what Estate I shall leave 
to her, that shall not bee necessarily Expended for her main- 
tenance, shall then bee Equally divided amongst my children 
only my sonn Joseph to have a dubble Portion that is twice soe 
much as any on of the rest of my children, by reason of the 

* Mayflower Descendant, IV : 152. 



Richard Church's Will and Inventory. 1 19 

lamnes of his hand, whereby hee is disinabled above the rest of 
my children, for the getting of a livlihood & that this my last 
will may bee well & truly performed, as is above Expressed. 
I doe nominate appoint & Ordaine my sqnn Joseph to bee my 
sole Executo r to doe in all things required of an Executo 1 ", ac- 
cording to the Lawes of this Jurisdiction, In Wittnes whereof, 
I have hereunto set my hand & seale, this twenty ffifth day of 
December : 1668 : his 

In the presence of us Richard R : C Church 

Josuah ffisher mark — & a seale 

John ffarebanck sen r 
John ffarebanck jun r 

26. January : 1668. 

J[o]suah ffisher & John ffarebanck senio r deposed in Court 
that having subscribed their names as wittnesses to this instru- 
ment, were present & did both heare & see Richard Church 
signe seale & publish the same to bee his last will & Testament 
that when hee soe did hee was of a sound disposing mind to 
their best knowledge 

Edward Rawson Reccord 1- 



A True Inventory of the Estate of Richard Church of 
Hingham deceased, Apprized by John Thaxter, & mathew 
Cushin : ffirst of January : 1668 : 

£ : s : d 
Imp s The dwelling house with the barne orchard & 

house Lott Containing six Acres no : 00 : = 

Item, halfe a tide mill 100 : 00 : = 

Item : his share of the jron worke at Taunton 050 : 00 . = 

Item : 2 Acres of Land Lying by the mill 10^ 010 : 00 . = 

Item : one Cow & one mare 006 : 10 : = 

Item : nine swine 008 :oo.= 

Item 115: yards of Penniston : & n : yards of Cotton 003 115.= 
Item his wearing Apparrell both linnen & wollen 008 : 00 . = 

Boots shoes & stockings 002 : 05 : = 

Item : one feather bed & the furn, thereto belonging . 010 : 00 : = 
Item one feather bed & the furniture thereto belonging 007 : 10 . = 
Item one feather bed with the furniture thereto belonging 006 : 10 . = 
It : 9 : pare of sheets & tenn pillowbeers 009 : 10 : = 

It : 3 : Table = cloathes : 16 : napkins 7 : To wells 002 : n : = 
It : n : yards of Linnen cloath & 2 : yard s of Kersey 001 : 14 : = 
It : 3 : yards of Truckin cloath 000 . 18 : = 

It : Armes & amunition 004 . 00 . = 

It : a p r of Andjrons 3 Rakes fyer pan & tonges & one 

spitt : 002 : 06 : = 



120 Chatham, Mass., Vital Records, 

It : 3 : jron potts one Kettle, one rosting jron 2 skil- 
lets one frying pan 002 : 10 . = 
It : pewter platter flagon & Cups, basons porring rs & 

other pewter 003 115.= 

It : spice morter smoothing jron & Candelstick 000 . 10 : = 

It : one Table one forme & 4 chayres 002 : 00 . = 

It : 2 : chests & 4 spinning wheeles 001 : 08 . = 

It : wooden Sz Earthen Lumber 001 : 00 . = 

It : a warming pann thred & 1 yard of cloath 000 : 10 : = 

It : bookes 001 : 00 . = 

It : English & Indian Corne 003 : 07 . = 

It : Axes & Grinstone & other Carpenters tools 005 : 00 . = 

It : Hay 6c oates 000 : 10 . = 

It : halfe a Cart & plow jrons 000 115.= 

Sume is 365 : 14 : 00 
John Thaxter 
math : Cushin 

Joseph Church deposed in Court that this paper Containes 
a true Inventory of the Estate of the late Richard Church his 
ffather to the best of his knowledge that when hee knowes 
more hee will discover it : 

Edw : Rawson Record 1 " 



CHATHAM, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. IV, p. 202.) 

Malitiah hameltone y c sone of Daniel and abigel hamelton was Octo- 
ber the 29 = 1730 

Elener hamelton the daughter of Daniel and abigel hamelton was 
born desember the 29 = 1733 

Eltfcle* hamelton y e sune of Daniel and abigel hamlton was born 
jenewery : the 10 173^ 

Jedida young the daufter of John and dinah young was born march 
>' e 7 : 1737- Per mee Daniel Sears Clark 

Samuel Hamkone y e sune of Daniel and abigel hameltone was borne 
march y« 29 : 1738 Daniel Seers Clark 

[p. 56] September y« 26 1728 Then nantheniell Rider and desire 
godfree both of Chaham was maried in s d Chatham by Joseph 
doane Jestice of peace 

September y* 26 1728 then John eldreadg and ruhamah done of 
Chatham was maried by m r Lord minister of y e gosple 



Chatham, Mass., Vital Records. 121 

Jenuary 23 1728/9 then Theoder harding and Sarah hamueltun of 
eastham was maried at Chatham by Jestice doane Jestice of y c 
peace 

September y e 24 1728-9 then Nathun Kinie and Marcy Smith both 
of Chatham was maried by m r Lord minister at Chatham 

[p. SS'] December 15 th 1731 then Elisha young Ju r and Bethiah 
SMeth ware Marreid In Chatham By M r Joseph Done Justes 
peace Reckord Made Junuar[y] y e 16 th 173 1 pr Me Th° Nicker- 
son town Clark 

[p. 76] [Sam]uall* Stuart son of Joseph and Mary- [Stuarjt* was 

born y e octobor y e 25 Day 1727 Reckord Mde pr Me Th° 

Nickerson Clark 
Ellass Sturte Daftor of Joseph and Mary Stuart wass born fabwary 

y e 19 Day 1729 Reckord Made pr Me Th° Nickeson Clarke 
Salvenes harding the son of meziah and bethiah harding was born y e 

18 day of may 1723 
Joseph harding y e son of meziah and bethiah harding was born 21 

day of february 1725 
Seth harding the son of meziah and bethiah harding was born 16 th 

day of Jenuary 1727 
desire harding the daughter of meziah and bethiah harding was y e 

24 th of aprill 1729 
bethiah harding the daughter of meziah and bethiah harding was 

born y e 22 day of march 1731 
grace harding the daughter of meziah and bethiah harding was born 

ye ^o th of march 1733 
marcy Stuert y e Daughter of Joseph and mery Stuert was born July 

y e 17 da y 1735 

Samuel Harding y e sune of meziah and Bethiah harding was brn 

march y e 29 1736 
Thomos harding y e sune of meziah and Bethiah harding was born 

aprel y e 29 1738 
Prince harding y e sune of meziah and Bethiah harding was born July 

y e 20 1740 

[p. 77] Zeruiah Rided y e daughter of John a[nd mehitibel] Ridar 

was Born Jenewery y e 12 : 1733^ 
Easter Rider y e daughter of John : and mehitibel Rider was Born 

march y e 4 : 1734^ 

[p 86] April 27 th 1749 Lieu* William E[ldredge]* Departed this Life 
In Chatham Entr[ed] the 3 rd day of may : 1749 pr James Covel 
T[own Clerk]* 

* Entry completed from an old copy of the records, of unknown date, in the 
Town Clerk's office. 



122 Reports from State Societies. 

[p. 97] Samuel Stewart & Deborah Lathrop Married y e 2 d day of 
November Anoq d 1721 Recorded Pr Mee Sam 11 Steward Town 
Clerk married by Es. Peter Thatcher Recor d March 28 th 1722 

William Stuart y e Son of Samuel & Deborah Stuart was Born y e 11 th 
Day of Janawary anodomini 1 72:^ Recorded pr Mee Th° : 
Nickerson Town Clark 

{To be continued.) 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The Third Annual Forefathers' Day Service of the Massachusetts 
Society was held at Trinity Church, Boston, on Sunday afternoon, De- 
cember 21, 1902. The Rev. George Hodges, D.D., the Elder of the 
Society, conducted the devotional services, and the Rev. Prof. Henry- 
Sylvester Nash, D.D., of Cambridge delivered the address. 

On Thursday evening, January 29, 1903, Mr. Burton Linwood Thomas 
of Boston gave his illustrated lecture on " The Pilgrim Shore " before the 
members and their guests, at Potter Hall, New Century Building, Boston. 

The thirty-fourth meeting of the Society was held at the Hotel Ven- 
dome, Boston, on Thursday afternoon, February 19, 1903. After a brief 
business meeting, at which proposed amendments to the By-Laws were 
read, the Rev. R. Perry Bush of Chelsea made an address on " The Re- 
lation of Provincetown to Plymouth." Miss Grace D. Hamilton and Miss 
Bertha C. Smith, both of Boston, rendered several selections, Miss Hamil- 
ton on the piano and Miss Smith on the zither, and an informal reception 
followed. 

At a meeting of the Board of Assistants held February 16, 1903, Mr. 
Edwin S. Crandon was elected Historian to fill the vacancy caused by the 
resignation of Mr. Frederick W. Parker. 

The following Standing Committees for the year 1902- 1903 have been 
appointed by the Board of Assistants : 

Marking Historic Sites : John D. Long, Charles Francis Adams, 
Gamaliel Bradford, Myles Standish, M.D., Samuel B. Capen. 

Historical Research. : F. Ap thorp Foster, Boylston A. Beal, Edwin S. 
Crandon, Rev. Thomas W. Nickerson, Jr., George Ernest Bowman. 

Publication : Winslow Warren, Rev. Edward Huntting Rudd, Edwin 
S. Crandon, George Ernest Bowman. 

Library : Mrs. Thomas B. Griggs, Mrs. George F. Arnold, Miss Ellen 
Chase, John O. De Wolf, Clifford M. Swan. 

Membership : Rev. Frederick B. Allen, Mrs. John Holmes Morison, 
Mrs. Henry E. Raymond, Mrs. Walter M. Farwell, Mrs. Frederic A. 
Turner. 

Finance: L. Loring Brooks, George H. Leonard, Henry D. Forbes, 
Joseph H. Goodspeed, Fisher Ames. 

Entertainment: Ray Greene Huling, Miss Harriet Arline Shaw, 
Horace H. Soule, Jr., Mrs. John A. Remick, Frederic W. Bliss. 



Reports from State Societies. 123 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

" Genealogy John Davis Long," a chart, from Hon. John D. Long of 
Hingham. 

« One Branch of the Bradford Family or Descendants of Capt Gamaliel 
Bradford," from Mrs. Palmer G. Wood of Fort Douglass, Utah. 

" Map of the Town of Middleborough, Mass.," (1855), from Mr. Joseph 
E. Beals of Middleborough. 

" Congregationalism as Seen in its Literature," from Mr. Morton Dex- 
ter of Boston. 

"Journals of the Rev. Thomas Smith and the Rev. Samuel Deane," 
from Carolus M. Cobb, M.D., of Lynn. 

"Ten Generations in New England," "The Waite Family of Boston, 
Mass.," " A Chapter in the Early History of Brookfield, Mass.," " Extracts 
Relative to the Origin of the American Navy," " Waite-Broughton," " A 
Sketch Relating to the Name and Family of Broughton," Four Photo- 
graphs of old Documents relating to the Broughton Family, " Fifty Gen- 
erations," all from the compiler, Mr. Henry E. Waite of West Newton. 

Vital Records of the Towns of Aiford, Hinsdale, Pelham, Peru, Prince- 
ton and Walpole, Mass., (six volumes), from the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth. 

" The Tucker Genealogy," from the compiler, Mr. Tyler Seymour 
Morris of Chicago, 111. 

" Clarke and Clark Genealogy," from the compiler, Mr. George Kuhn 
Clarke of Boston. 

"Symon — Indian," from the author, Mr. Hamline E. Robinson of 
Maryville, Mo. 

Leaf from an old record of Court Cases and Marriages, 1798 and 1799, 
from Mr. Edward H. Whorf of Boston. 

" Ecclesiastical Records of the State of New York," two volumes, from 
Mr. Edwin S. Crandon of Boston. 

First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, Twentieth, Twenty-first 
and Twenty-third to Twenty-ninth (inclusive) Reports on Boston Records, 
all from Mr. Edward W. McGlenen of Boston. 

"Names Changed in Massachusetts, 1780--1892," from Mr. Arthur E. 
Linnell of Wollaston. 

"Genealogy of the Brewster Family, 1892," from Mr. Henry C. Brew- 
ster of Rochester, N. Y. 

Members Elected. 
December 15, 1902. 
757- Miss Emma Louise Harlow, Medford, tenth from Richard Warren. 

758. George Holden Tinkham, Boston, eighth from Peter Brown. 
January 19, 1903. 

759. Miss Helen Perkins, Boston, ninth from William Brewster. 

760. Henry White Broughton, M.D., Boston, eighth from Isaac Allerton, 

seventh from Remember Allerton. 

761. Henry Edward Waite, West Newton, eighth from William Brewster. 

762. Frank Elliot Dickerman, Somervilie, eighth from John Alden. 
February 16, 1903. 

763. Mrs. Edwin King Moore, Boston, ninth from William Brewster. 

764. Mrs. Walter Robbins Torrey, Norwell, tenth from William Brewster. 

765. Mrs. George Moulton Adams, Auburndale, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

766. Mrs. Paulding Farnham, Great Neck, L. I., N. Y., ninth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 



124 Reports fro?n State Societies. 

767. Edward Henry Whorf, Boston, ninth from Henry Samson. 

768. Mrs. Edward Henry Whorf, Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
December, 1902. 

593. William F. Dyer, eighth from John Howland. 
598. Rev. John E. Bowman, ninth from Degory Priest. 
682. Mrs. George H. Crocker, ninth from Francis Cooke. 
735. Mrs. Robert Enegren, tenth from John Alden; tenth from Thomas 

Rogers. 
740. Miss Winifred Johnson, ninth from John Alden. 
751. Leonard G. Paine, eighth from John Alden. 
758. George Holden Tinkham, eighth from Richard Warren. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
December 3, 1902. 

702. Miss Georgie Clare Goodrich, Charleston, S. C, tenth from William 

Bradford. 

703. Edward Nathaniel Loomis, New York, ninth from John Alden. 

704. Henry Wickes Loomis, New York, tenth from John Alden. 
February 4, 1903. 

705. Mrs. Franklin Baker Lefferts, New York, tenth from William 

Bradford. 

706. Charles Dunlap Hubbard, Wyncote, Pa., eighth from John Alden. 

707. Mrs. Samuel Lyman Munson, Albany, ninth from John Howland. 

708. Mrs. Horatio Seymour, Marquette, Mich., eighth from John Alden. 

709. Mrs. George Crouse Cook, New York, eighth from William Bradford. 

710. Mrs. Charles Albert Alois Gall, Indianapolis, Ind., eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
December 3, 1902. 

143. Mrs. Charles M. Conyngham, Wilkes Barre, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

144. William Arthur Lathrop, Wilkes Barre, ninth from William Brewster. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
December 10, 1902. 

98. Mrs. Roger Marcus Bassett, Chicago, eighth from John Howland. 
December 19, 1902. 

99. Eliphalet Huntington Bla-tchford, Chicago, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

100. Charles Cheney Hyde, Chicago, ninth from William Bradford. 

101. Edward Williams Blatchford, Chicago, eighth from William Bradford. 

102. Charles Hammond Blatchford, Chicago, eighth from William Brad- 

ford. 

103. Rufus Cutler Dawes, Evanston, eighth from Edward Doty. 

104. Charles Gates Dawes, Evanston, eighth from Edward Doty. 



Reports from State Societies. 1 2 5 

OHIO SOCIETY. 

The following officers were elected at the annual meeting held at Cin- 
cinnati, November 22, 1902 : 
Governor, Herbert Jenney 

Deputy Governor, Mrs. Frank J. Jones 
Captain, William H. Doane 

Elder, Rev. John Hugh Ely 

Secretary, Miss Clara Chipman Newton 

Treasurer, Henry C. Yergason 

Historian, William H. Pabodie 

Surgeon, Dr. Herman J. Groesbeck 

Assistants, Mrs. Frank R. Ellis, Mrs. Henry M. Curtis, Mrs. George 

Hoadly, Mrs. Albert H. Chatneld, Charles D. Jones, 
Charles H. Newton. 

The following Committees have been appointed : 

Membership : Mrs. Frances D. Jones, Mrs. Evelyn G. Curtis, Mrs. Helen 
H. Chatneld. 

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Members Elected. 
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RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY. 

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Moses Maverick's Will and the Settlement of His Estate. {Illustrated) 

The Estate of William 2 Mullins. 

Edward Winslow. 

Col. John Gorham's » Wast Book." {Illustrated) 

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VoL V. JULY, J903. No. 3. 



MOSES MAVERICK'S WILL AND INVENTORY AND 
THE SETTLEMENT OF HIS ESTATE. 

Transcribed from the Original Documents and Records^ 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Moses Maverick of Marblehead, Mass., which was origi- 
nally a part of Salem, is called the son-in-law of Isaac Allerton 
in the Records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony * as early as 
6 May, 1635 ; from Bradford's History we learn that Allerton's 
daughter Remember was married and living at Salem in 165 1 
and had three or four children ; and from the Salem records we 
know that Maverick had four children living at the time Brad- 
ford wrote. In the entire absence of any evidence to the con- 
trary there can be, therefore, no doubt that before 6 May, 1635, 
Moses Maverick had married Remember Allerton, who came 
over with her parents in the Mayflower. 

But we do not have to depend solely on the evidence men- 
tioned for proof of this marriage. Among the documents re- 
lating to the settlement of Maverick's estate on file in the 
Essex County Registry of Probate at Salem f is the appoint- 
ment, on 22 September, 1693, of Edward Woodman as guard- 
ian of his children Remember and John to receive their share 
of their grandfather Maverick's estate. On the back of this 
document is endorsed the following : " Daughters of Moses & 
Rember Maverick. Abigail Wards Children Eliza Skinner 
Remember Woodm n dec d her Child. Mary Ferguson Sarah 
Norman." The illustration shows the exact size of the original 

•Volume I, page 149. 
t Case No. 30,618. 

129 



130 Moses Maverick 's Will and Inventory. 

endorsement, which establishes beyond dispute the fact that 
Moses Maverick married Remember Allerton. * 

Moses Maverick died at Marblehead 28 January, 1685/6.! 
His will, which he had not signed, was presented for probate at 
the court held at Ipswich 30 March, 1686, but some of the 
children objected to its allowance and the case was postponed 
to the next court to be held at Salem. The next record found 
is at Boston, 15 July, 1686, when the widow Eunice (Maverick's 
second wife) was appointed administratrix. The will and in- 
ventory with the bond of the administratrix and the depositions 
of Gale, Ferguson and Norman are on file in the Suffolk County 
Registry of Probate J at Boston, and the original documents 
have been used in making the copies here presented. 

The administratrix evidently neglected her duties, for Ed- 
ward Woodman petitioned the court held at Ipswich 22 April, 
1 69 1, to order an accounting, claiming that nothing had as yet 
been done towards settling the estate, and Mrs. Maverick was 
ordered to bring in her account at the court to be held at Salem 
30 June, i69i.§ Mrs. Maverick presented herself as ordered, 
but Woodman failed to appear and prosecute his case. ]| 

On the twenty-ninth of September Woodman again sought 
an accounting and Mrs. Maverick was ordered to appear at the 
court to be held at Salem 30 November, 1691. This time 
Woodman was obliged to give bonds for his appearance. The 
September petition is similar to the one presented in April, but 
contains a little more information and for that reason has been 
printed instead of the earlier one, the copy being made from the 
original document. 

The next record found is under date of 22 September, 1693, 
when, as already shown, Remember and John Woodman chose 
their father Edward Woodman as their guardian, and he must 
have promptly made another demand for an accounting by the 

* Many have been misled by an article in the N. E. Historical and Genea- 
logical Register (VIII: 265) in which the author stated, without quoting any 
authority, that Moses Maverick married Sarah Allerton, and that Remember 
probably died unmarried or without issue. The article appeared in 1854, before 
Bradford's History was discovered. Long and diligent research by the present 
writer has failed to produce a single contemporary record to show that Moses 
Maverick at any time had a wife Sarah, and even those who claim that he mar- 
ried Sarah Allerton do not furnish any contemporary evidence to substantiate 
their claim. 

t Records of First Church, page 1. % Docket No. 1,472. 

§ Essex Co. Court Papers, 50: 70. Also "Records of County Court, 1682 
to 1692, Ipswich," Case No. 98 at Court held 22 April, 1691. 

|j "Records of County Court, 1679 to x 69 2 > Salem." Court held 22 July, 
1691, Case No. 42. 



Moses Maverick 's Will and Inventory. 131 

administratrix, for on 13 November, 1693, Mrs. Maverick was 
granted more time. 

The next record is dated five years later, 29 November, 
1698, when a final agreement of the heirs was signed. This 
agreement is copied in full from the original on file at Salem.* 



[Petition for Probate of the Will.] 

M re Maverick y e Widow, & Relict of M r Mosses Maverick of 
Marbleh d Deceassed, p r senting to this Court, a paper for a pro- 
bate as y e mind of y e Deceased, Some of y e chilldren being 
p r sent Object d ags t it. The Court willeing to have w* Informa- 
tion they can & to give y e p r ties consarned . mo r time to pvide 
y m Selves, do referr y e casse to Salem Court next, & all per- 
sons therein consarned to give theire attendence 
[Essex Co. Court Reds. Vol. "County Court, 1682 to 1692, 
Ipswich"; Court held 30, March, 1686, Case No. 35.] f 



[The Will.] 

The Last Will and Testament of Moses Maverick of Marble- 
head 

I Moses Maverick being weak in body, but of sound memory, 
& knowing the uncertainty of y s life, & desirous to setle the 
estate the Ld hath lent to me, doe hereby revoke & null all 
former wills & declare y s as my last will & Testament, 

I commend my soul into the hands of my Mercifull Creatour 
& Redeemer, my body to the earth decently to be burried, my 
temporall estate I dispose in manner following. 

Inps : I will that my just & due debts be truely satisfyed & 
paid out of my estate in convenient time afte]r my decease by 
my Executor or Executrix hereafter named, in order whereto I 
do impower & give full liberty to one or both of them with the 
advice & consent of my overseers hereafter named to sell & 
alienate any part or such part of the reall estate as may be best 
spared to respond the same. 

Item I give & bequeath to my dear .wife Eunice all my 
houshold goods & utensills of w* kind, nature, quality or con- 
dition soever, to her owne proper behoof, thereof & therewith 

* Essex Co. Registry of Probate, Case No. 18,029. 

t There is another record (under same date) of this petition in the volume 
labelled - 4 County Court, Ipswich. Sept. 1682 to Apr. 1686," folio 59. 



132 Moses Maverick's Will and Inventory. 

to do, use, or dispose of att her owne will & pleasure ; And 
ffurthermore my will is, that the whole remainder of my estate, 
with all y e profits, commodityes, emoluments & Rents, both 
reall & personall whatever it is, & whereever it may be found do 
abide & remain in the hands of my wife to be improved & laid 
out for her comfortable maintenance during y e whole te(r)me of 
her naturall life and in case of reall need for the comfort of her 
life, I further authorize & impower my Executor with the advice 
& consent of y e overseers to alienate any part of my reall estate, 
as may be necessary for y e aboves d ends. 

Item after the decease of my wife my will is, y* y e whole 
estate then left be thus disposed of. I doe out of y e same give 
& bequeath to Moses Hawks y e onely surviving child of my 
daughter Rebecca deceased five pounds, Item to the four chil- 
dren of my daughter Abigail deceased, viz* Sam 11 : Ward, Abi- 
gail Hinds, Mary Dallabar & Martha Ward I bequeath five 
pounds aps to each of them : 

The rest of my estate whatever I give & bequeath to my 
four daughters, viz 1 Eliz : Skinner, Rememb Woodman, Mary 
fferguson & Sarah Norman to be equally divided among them 
& for ever injoyed by them & their Heirs, for the performance 
of w ch , & to make an equall partition I do by these fully im- 
power & authorize my Executor surviving with the advice & 
consent of my overseers to sell, alienate & give legall bills of 
sale of any part or y e whole estate left, housing and Lands, and 
of y e money thereof coming to make equall & just distribution 
to y e Legatees aboves d viz 1 my four daughters, & all within one 
twelvemoneth att least ; 

I constitute my dear wife Eunice, Executrix of y s will, & in 
all emergent difficulties my sonne in Law Archebald ffurgeson 
Executor, & my loving ffreinds Sam 11 : Cheever & Ambrose 
Gale Overseers of y e execution of y e same ; And I do also by 
these ratify & confirme the bills of sale made to my two daugh- 
ters Mary & Sarah for y e land & housing where they now dwell, 
they paying the Rent conditioned for to my wife during her 
life, and in witness [worn] have hereunto sett my hand & seal 
this [*] day of January : Anno Dom : 1685 

The aboves d was delivered in by m r Cheever in Court March 
30 th '86 in Ipsw ch , Refereing to an evidence given in by him as 
attest 

Jn° Appletoh CI 

* The day of the month was not filled in. 



Moses Maverick's Will and Inventory. 133 

[The Inventory.] 

An Inventory of the goods and chattells of Mr Moses Mav- 
erick of Marble-head deceased taken by us whose names are 
underwritten this 26 th of ffeb : 168 j 

His apparrell £ s d 

Inps : One black suit coat, jackett & breeches 01 : 15 : 00 

One jackett & breeches : 12 s 1 kersey coat : 15 s : 01 : 07 : 00 

Three old coats & 2 old jacketts & 1 old wescoat : 01 : 00 : 00 

One old cloake 2 pr drawers 7 s 7 pr stockins : 8 s 00 : 15 : 00 

Two hatts : 10 s 4 old shirts 7 s 2 pr old drawers 3 s 01 : 00 : 00 

Six bands 3 s : 2 caps : i2 d 2 pr old shoes : 3 s 00 : 07 : 00 

In the Great chamb : 

One old ffeatherbed & bolster with 2 pillowes & ) 

coverlett & blankett \ °3 : °5 : °° 

One bedstead & 1 old pr of curtains 01 : 00 : 00 

Five pr sheets 3 11 1 doz : napkins 7 s : 03 : 07 : 00 
Ten old napkins . 3 s . 8 old towels . 2 s . 6 pillow-) 

beraio- ^ £ 00:15:00 

Three tablecloths 8 s , 2 old bolstercases 2 s 00 : 10 : 00 

Three old chests .8 s 00 : 08 : 00 

In the Parlour 

One ffeatherbed & bolster with 2 pillowes : 03 : 10 : 00 

Three blanketts & 1 old Rugge : 22 s : 01 : 02 : 00 

Seven pr of sheets . 3 11 10 s & 1 odde old sheet : 3 s : 03 : 13 : 00 

Two doz : napkins . 18 s , three table cloths . 14 s : 01 : 12 : 00 

Three pr of pillowbeers . 12 s & Linnen : i8 d 00 : 13 : 06 

One bedstead & curtains 02 : 00 : 00 

One small featherbed & bolster 20 s : 01 : 00 : 00 

Two old blanketts & 1 old coverlett : io 3 00 : 10 : 00 

Two old small bedsteds 4 s 00 : 04 : 00 

One square table & 4 old joynt stools : 20 s 01 : 00 : 00 

Six old leather chairs 12 s . 1 great ditto : 4 s : 00 : 16 : 00 

Eight small old chairs 8 s : Six cushions . 6 s : 00 : 14 : 00 

One chest of drawers & cloth : 00 : 13 : 00 

Two old boxes 5 s : 00 : 05 : 00 

Nineteen oz old plate att 5 s pr oz 04 : 15 : 00 

Eight old great milke basons 02 : 00 : 00 

Twelve old plates . 11 s 8 pewt r dishes . 30 s : 02 : 01 : 00 

Two pewter potts . 8 s . 1 qt pott . 1 pt . i£ pt \ pt : 5 s : 00 : 13 : 00 

Three basons 5 s 1 old qt pott . i8 d 3 porringers & > % , 

dish 3 s : . | 00 . 09 . 

Two old candlesticks . 5 s Spoons : 6 d 00 : 05 : 06 

One i doz : trenchers . i2 d Latten ware . 2 s 6 d 00 : 03 : 06 

One old mortar . 2 s 1 Lamp : i8 d Earthen ware : 2 s 00 : 05 : 06 

Two brass ketles & 1 brass pan . 25 s . 1 copper : 35 s : 03 : 00 : 00 



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134 Moses Maverick's Will and Inventory. 

Two old iron potts . 8 s 1 skillett . 5 s 2 skales & ) 

..^ r v 01 : 01 : 00 

weights 8 s f 

Two iron candlesticks . i2 d 1 seive & skimmer : i2 d 00 : 02 : 00 

One old case & 3 botles . 5 s , 2 old chests : 5 s : 00 : 10 : 00 

One old cupboard . 3 s : 1 pr cobirons 10 s : 00 : 13 : 00 

One spit & fender : 3 s : tongs & fire pan . 3 s : 00 : 06 : 00 

Two pr Crooks . 5 s . bellowes . 6 d . box iron &.} t , 

heaters . 2 s : ) 

One iron back : 5 s , iron barr . 5 s . 1 toster . i8 d 00 : 1 1 : 06 

One old axe & hatchett, 1 wedge & dungforke 00 : 04 : 00 

One ladle &: knife : i2 d , 1 hourglass 6 d 1 still : 15 s 00 : 16 : 06 
Two old swords & gun : 15 s . 1 looking glass . 8 s & \ 

case . 2 s : ) 

Two earthen plates & 1 wheel : 2 s 6 d 1 pr small 



00 



01 : 00 
00 : 12 00 



earthen plates & 1 wheel : 2 s 6 d 1 pr small ) 

skales 6 d : \ °° : °3 : 00 

52 : 14 : 00 
11 s d 

Brought from the other side 52 . 14 . 00 

One small table . 2 s . old Caske & lumber 5 s 00 : 07 : 00 

One old warming pan & 1 old ffrying pan 00 : 05 : 00 

One old flaskett : i2 d 00 
Caryl : 2 d voll : 3 s : Hildersham 6 s ., & other small > 

books 3 s ) 

One Cow & 2 young Cattell : 06 : 00 : 00 
His house & Land w r ith one Cow-commonage : ") 

with the outhousing ) 5 • ' • 

A small pasture behind y e meeting house : 008 : 00 : 00 

Meddow ground before the house 60 : 00 : 00 

His Part in the ffarme 60 : 00 : 00 

One Cow lease 05 : 00 : 00 
Att the request of M rs Eunice Maverick Relict of y e ) 

deceased we apprized the estate, and find it > 342 : 19 : 00 

amounting to the sume of ) 

as witness our hands 

Signum 
Thomas Pitman 
John Legg 

Debts due from the estate. £ . s . d 

Inps. To M r Usher & Company 20 : 00 : 00 

To M r Charles Redford for old debts 30 : 06 : 07^ 

To Ditto for funerall expences 04 : 14 : 04 

To M r Savage for funerall } ' £id : 1 . 5 | 17 : 16 : 01 

To Josh : Scottow assignd him ) £01 : 14 : 08 \ 72:17: oo£ 

To M r Chevers money 05 : 00 ; 00 

To M r . Leg 01 : 00 : 00 

To Hawkins 00 : 10 : 00 

To Doctor Barton 04 : 12 : 06 



Moses Maverick's Will and Inventory. 135 



To John fforbuish 00 : 09 : 00 

To Timothie Bray 01 : 00 : 00 

To M r William Brown Senior. 

To the making a coffin & Grave 01 : 00 : 00 

86 : 08 : o6£ 

Given in to Court at Ipswich March 30 : 1686 p r m 13 . 
Maverick, Relect of Mosses Maverick deceassed, to be y e whole 
Estate of y e deceassed, 

As Attest Jn° Appleton Cler. 

Eunice Maverick Exhibiting this paper Made Oath that the 
Acco 1 Conteines a just Inventory of the Estate her husband 
dyed seized of and is come to hand and when more appeares she 
will adde it : 
Boston July 15 . 1686 : 

Jurat . Coram . Preside 
Att r Daniel Allin Cler. 

[Appointment of Administratrix.] 

L res Admin con 

By The Hon ble Joseph Dudley . Esq r President of this his 
Majtys Territory and Dominion of New England in America : 

Full Power and Authority To administer all and Singular 
the Goods Estate and Credits of Moses Maverick late of Marble- 
head deceased Intestate is Graunted unto Eunice Maverick his 
Relict Widdow she having Given bond and Security to Admin- 
ister the sd Estate whether Reall or personall According to 
Law : 

Boston 115. July . 1686 Attest 1 " Daniel Allin Cler 

[Suffolk County Probate Records, IX : 295] 

[Bond of Administratrix.] 

Know all men by these prsents That Wee Eunice Maverick 
Relict Widdow of Moses Maverick late of Marblehead Deceased, 
Anthony Checkley and John Waite of Boston Merch^ are holden 
and stand firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord the King in 
the full Summe of Eight hundred pounds Current money of 
New England To be paid unto him heires or successors to the 
true payment Whereof wee Do bind our selves our heires Ex- 
ecutors and Admin st firmely by these presents Jointly and 
severally Sealed with our Seales Dated in Boston this 1 5 day 



136 Moses Maverick's Will and Inventory. 

of July Anno Dom 1 1686 . Annoq R Ris Jacobi Secundi Se- 
cundo &c a . 

The Condicon of this p r sent Obligacon is such that Whereas 
To the above bounden Eunice Maverick are Graunted Letters 
of Administracon to the Estate of her Late Huband Moses 
Maverick of Marblehead deceased intestate and hath Exhibited 
an Inventory thereof under Oath, if Therefore the abovebounden 
Eunice Maverick Do well and truly Administer all and Singular 
the Estate left by her said husband According to Law and shall 
within Twelve months next Comeing render an Acco 1 of her 
Administracon unto Joseph Dudley Esq r President of this his 
Maj^ 5 . Territory, under oath and shall Likewise be accountable 
and responsible for the s d Estate unto the s d President or his 
successors so farre as the law will Charge her therewith when- 
soever lawfully Called thereunto then this above written Obliga- 
con, to be Voyd or else to be abide and remain in full force and 
Virtue. 

Sealed and Delivr'd Eu Marvicek (seal) 

In Presence of. Anthony Checkley (seal) 

Daniel Allin John Waite (seal) 

Tho. Dudley 

[Depositions.] 

Ambros Gale of Marblehead aged about fiffty five yeares 
Testifieth, that sometyme in the m° of february last past . m r 
Samuell Chevers minester in sayd Towne Came to my house, 
& told mee that m r Moses Maverick would Speake with mee, 
soe I went with him to m r Mavericks house & m r Maverick 
told mee he had chosen or pitched upon m r Chevers & mee, to 
be the overseeres to his Estate & desired mee to accept of the 
same ; but by Reson of my Occations I told him I could not & 
desired him to thinke upon some other person y t might better 
attend & performe y e same, 

Sworne Salem March y e 29 th i68| 

Before mee John Hathorne Assist 

The deposition of Archibald forguson Aged About 37 years 
and John Norman Aged About 26 years testifieth and Saith 
that thay wass At M r Mavericke house Som time In decembr 
Last past and wee heard M r Mavericke Say That M r Chevers 
of marblehead wass to mak his will and he did declare how he 
would have It made that he would Give his whole Istate to his 
wife for hur Comfortable maintenanc dueling- hur Lief and after 



Moses Maverick' s Will and Inve)itory. 137 

hur decase what was then Left to return to his foer dafter now 
Living only Sum Legecies he would Leave to Sum of his Grand 
Children 

both persons affirmed y e hull of what is above but were 
not sworn being Legatacyes 

J. Dudley 
July, 16 . 1686. 

[Second Petition for an Accounting.] 

To y e Honored County Court holden at Ipswich Septem r 29 
1 69 1. The Humble Petition of Edward Woodman Sen r of 
Boston who Married Remember Maverick Daughter of Moses 
Maverick Late of Marblehead in Behalf of his Seven Children 
of his said Remember his Wife . humbly Sheweth 

That Whereas Administration to y e Estate of y e s d Moses 
Maverick Deceased, was granted to Unice Maverick Widdow & 
Relict of Said Moses Maverick by Joseph Dudly Esqr President 
of his Majesties Territory in New England the 15 th of July 
1686 . and she being bound with Sureties for her true Admin- 
istration on Said Estate and to give an account thereof & of 
Said Estate when Called thereto and to be Responsable for y e 
Same . Since which time Nothing hath been done in order to 
y e Settlement of Said Estate among y e Heires of Said Moses 
Maverick to whom of Right y e said Estate belongs and by Rea- 
son whereof they are great Sufferers. 

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that this Honored 
Court will Order that the Said Unice Administratrix Give Ac- 
count of her Administration and of Said Estate that so there 
may be Legall Settlement thereof and y e Persons Concerned 
may Receive therefrom their just Dues : and your Petitioner as 
in Duty bound shall Ever pray 

Ed Ward Woodman 
In Court held . at . Ipswich Sep* y e 29 th 1691 

In answer to this petition. 

It is ordered y* warrant be Issued out against m re Unice 
Maverick Relict of M r Moses Maverick Late of Marble head, 
deceased & administratrix to his Estate . to Sumons her to 
bring in her accou* of her administration Granted by Joseph 
Dudly Esq r Prsident In Boston 15 th day of July 1686. unto ye 
next County Court to be holden at Salem on ye Last Tuseday 
of Nov br next. Then & there to attend y e Courts, order & 
settlement, y r of. & y e Said Edward woodman by way of Cau- 
tion obligeth him self heires execu trs & adminis tr in y e sum of 






138 Moses Maverick 's Will and Inventor)' 



10^ namely to y e people of Essex & parties Concerned to be 
paid In Case of defeit y e Condition is y* y e sd . Ed. Woodman 
shall y n appear at said Court & prsecute this his Complaint. & 
from Court to Court till y e cause be Ended & will pay all cost 
and damage as y e sd Unice Maverick shall by Law recover 
against him in y e prsecution of ye said Compla 1 

as attests Tho s Wade . Cle 

To ye marshall of Essex or his Lawfull deputy You are 
hereby required In y r Majesties name. To deliver This same 
to M re Unice Maverick of Marblehead & give accou* of y r doe- 
ings hereon to ye Court to be holden at Salem In ye Last 
Tuseday of Nov br next as y u w 11 answer ye Contrary at yr perill 
^ Curiam Tho Wade octo : 22 d 1691. 

To M re Unice Maverick Relict of M r Moses Maverick Late 
of Marblehead deceased. You are hereby required in yr Ma- 
jesties Names to Make Your personall appearance at ye next 
County Court to be holden at Salem on ye Last Tuseday of 
novemb 1 * next Then & There to Answer To M r Edward Wod- 
man of boston . who married Remember daghter to ye sd. 
Moses deceased & yrby . Concerned in ye Estate . of sd. Moses 
deceased. & as you are admins tr & obliged to give accou* of yr 
administration when Called . as by ye declaration here sent of 
which you are not to faile as you will answer ye Contrary at yr 
prill 
Ipswich Octo. ye 22 d 1691 : ^> Curiam Tho Wade . Cler 

October y e 22 d 1691 : Warrant is Issued out against ye said 
mrs Unice Maverick & a Coppie of ye declaration or Libel 
annexed, 

as attests Tho 5 Wade . Cler 
[Essex Co. Court Papers, 51 : 118] 

[Appointment of Guardian.] 

Know all men by these presents That We Remember 
Woodman . aged about Twenty yeares, and John Woodman 
aged about seventeen yeares Children of M r Edward Woodman 
late of Marblehead in the County of Essex Mariner Have and 
hereby Do nominate, depute, make choice of and appoint out 
afores d Father Edw d Woodman to be Guardian to us and each 
of us respectively, for us and each of us, in our and each of our 
names, and to our respective uses to aske, demand sue for, re- 
cover and take into his possession all and every such part, por- 
tion and Dividend of the Estate left by our late Grandfather 
M r Moses Maverick late of Marblehead deced to us and each 



Moses Maverick' s Will and Inventory. 139 

of us belonging in right of our mother Remember Woodman, 
Giving and hereby granting unto our s d Father and Guardian 
our full power and authority to receive, recover, manage, im- 
ploy and improve the same for our best benefit and advantage 
during our and each of our minority Praying that he may be so 
allowed. Witness our hands and seales hereunto set the 22 th 
day of September 1693 . In the Fifth yeare of their Maj ties 
Reign 

Sealed and Delivered Remember Woodman (Seal) 

in presence of us. Joh Woodman (Seal) 

James Meeres 
Deborah proutt 



(Seal) Essex ss. By the Hon ble Barth° Gedney Esq r Judge 
of Probate &c. 

The abovenamed Remember Woodman and John Woodman 
psonally appearing acknowledged the abovewritten Instrum 1 to 
be their Act and Deed, which is approved and allowed of in 
Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal of s d 
office the Day afores d Barth Gedney 

Steph : Sewall Reg r 

Essex ss Before the Hon ble Barth° Gedney Esq r . Novemb r 
13 th : 1693 

M re . Unice Maverick relict widow of M r Moses Maverick 
Deceased att the request of Edward Woodman Guardian to his 
Children being Cited to give an ace 1 , of her Administracon on 
the Said M r Moses Maverick Deceased alledged She was not 
provided to render an ace* and prayed a months time which is 
granted. 
[Essex Co. Prob. Reds., 303 : 189.] 



[Final Agreement of the Heirs.] 

Know all men by these presents, that whereas some years 
since our honoured ffather mr Moses Maverick of Marble-head 
deceased Intestate, and Administration of the estate amounting 
by Inventory to the value of three hundred forty two pounds 
& 19 s was comitted to his Relict widdow Eunice Maverick, for 
the discharging of the Debts, ffunerall charges &c due from the 
s d estate, and ffinding most, if not all cleared and paid, and 
designing an amicable agreement may be kept and maintained 



140 Moses Maverick's Will and Inventory. 

amongst the children and such as Legally represent them, to 
whom any part of what is left may belong, as also a creditable 
and comfortable maintenance for his above s d Relict Widdow 
and ffinding the housing much decayed, and in a ruinous con- 
dition, We whose names are here subscribed, being all the 
children and grand-children of the s d Moses Maverick, and 
capable legally to act, and named as followes ; Archebald ffur- 
geson Trustee for and in behalfe of his children by Mary his 
wife deceased ; John Norman husband to Sarah the onely sur- 
viving daughter of the s d Maverick, & Moses Hawks the onely 
son of Rebecca the eldest daughter deceased for himselfe, and 
in behalfe also of W m Hughes & Thomas Jackson marryed to 
Elizabeth and Priscilla Grafton, cnildren of Elizabeth Grafton 
deceased, and by their Order impowred in this affair ; Samuel 
Ward in behalfe of himselfe and his two sisters living and the 
children of his third and fourth sister deceased, descending 
ffrom Abigail Ward deceased ; and Thomas Perkins marryed 
to Remember Woodman in behalfe of himselfe and all the 
Bretheren, children of Remember Woodman deceased ; We 
above named doe consent, and mutually agree, that for the 
Ends abovesd, The whole estate now left, both Reall and per- 
sonall, any of which may of right belong to us, be sold, and 
converted into money, and that after the paying of what just 
debt may yet be found due from the s d estate, the third part of 
the s d money be given freely to our hono[ur]ed aged mother 
Eunice Maverick, for her comfortable [maintenance and sub- 
sistence to improve and make use of as she shall see fit, and 
that the other two thirds be divided equally into six equall parts, 
and the persons above named may have and enjoy the same 
equally according to their degree of Relation, and persons whom 
they represent, Moses Hawks one sixt for himselfe Samuell 
Ward for himselfe and sisters a sixt, and so as above expressed ; 
And we do ffarther Agree that Moses Hawks and Archebald 
ffurgeson shall have, and by this Instrument receive full power 
and authority to make sale of all the s d houses and lands of our 
deceased ffather, and by vertue of this power shall have liberty, 
in six moneths or as soon as maybe convenient, and according 
to instructions from us, To make such Deeds and Conveyances 
in due forme, in our behalfe, as may give a sufficient Title to 
any Purchaser whatever, Their own necessary charges to be de- 
ducted from the whole ; In Testimony of all which, we the 
abovenamed, for ourselves Heirs, Executors and persons whom 
we represent, have for the confirmation of this Agreement sett 
our hands and seals with the consent of our mother also this 



Chatham, Mass., Vital Records. 141 



29 th of Novemb Anno Dom 1698 . Annoq Regni Regis Gulielmi 
3 tii Anglia &c Decimo 

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered Eunice Maverick (Seal) 

in presence of ; Archibald fferguson (Seal) 

Sam 11 Cheever 



Moses Hawks 


(Seal) 


John Norman ) 
Sarah norman \ 


(*) 




Samuel Ward 


(Seal) 


elizebeth hewes 


(Seal) 


Tho : Jackson 


(Seal) 


Thomas Perkins 


(Seal) 



[On the back of the document.'] 

Essex . ss Decemb r 5 th 1698 Before y e Hon ble Jonathan 
Corwin Esq r Judge of Probate of Wills and Granting Letters 
of Administracon &c. Within y e County of Essex M re Eunice 
Maverick Archibald Forgeson Mosses Hawks Sam 11 Ward Sarah 
Norman Elizabeth Hews Thomas Jackson & Thomas Perkins 
all p r sonally appeared and acknowlidged y e w th in Written In- 
stum 1 to be their acts & Deed w ch is allowed 

Jonathan Corwin 

Salem 15 th September 1699 John Norman p r sonally Ap- 
peard before y e afores d Jonath a Corwin & Accknowlidged y e 
w th in written Instrum 1 w th his hand & seal thereto to to be his 
Act and deed 

Attest John Higginson Reg r 



CHATHAM, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from page 122.) 

[p. 99] [Is]ralt Mayo of Eastham and Marsey Rider of [Yajrmoth 
was mared at Chatham aprel : y e 2 day [17324 1 by Joseph 
Done of Eastham Justes Peace [RJecorded by mee Daniel Sears 
town Clark 

Jonathan Godfree of harvvich and marsy Nickrson of Chatham was 
maried at Chatham September : the 2 : 1725 by Josep Done of 
Eastham Justes of Peace Per mee Daniel Sears Clark 

* The number of seals attached is one less than the number of signatures, 
Counting John and Sarah Norman as one. 

t Israel Mayo of Eastham and Mercy Rider of Yarmouth were published 
*3 September, 1723. [Eastham Records, Vol. "Births 1701-1781 " &c, fol. 118.] 



142 Chatham, Mass., Vital Records. 

Joseph Done : iuner of Estham and Debriah Paddack of Chatham 

wase maried at Chatham September 30 th 1725 by Joseph Done 

Justes of peace Per Daniel Sears Clark 
Charles Galop and desier Eldreg both of Chatham was maried novem- 

ber y e 10 : 1726 by y e reverant M r Joseph Lord Per me Daniel 

Seares Clark 
Joseph Howes and Priscilla Harding was mared by rev Mr Joseph 

Lord one febwery y e 2 th 1726/7 Daniel Sears Clark 
Thomas Parker of falmoth and Experans nickolson of Chatham was 

mared at Chatham february y e 12= 172$ by the Revrant M r Jo- 
seph Lord = Per mee Daniel Sears Clark 
bethiah Stuard the daughter of Micheal and Mary Stuard was born 

in September y e 21 th 1704 
Patience Stuard the daughter of Micheal and Mary Stuard was born 

y e 27 th of August 17 13 
July 13 th 1738 Then Jonathan Crowel of yarmoth and Anne nickr- 

son of Chatham was mared in Chatham by Joseph Done Justes 

of Pees = by mee Daniel Sears Clark 
augest 23 th 1738 then Seth hamond of dartmouth and Elizubath 

Lumbard of Chatham was mared in Chatham by Joseph Done 

Justes of Pees = by mee daniel Sears Clark 
august 23 th 1738 then benimon godfree and Elizabeth hopkins ware 

mared in Chatham by Joseph done Justes of Pese Recor by mee 

Daniel Sears Clark 

[p. 128] Nahamiah Done son of Thomas Jur Sarah Done was Born 
y c fabwary 15 th Day 1730 Rackard Made fabwary y e 24 th Day 
1 73 1/2 pr Me thomas Nackerson town Clark 

[p. 171] Mary Clark the daughter of Lancelot and mary Clark was 

born y e 10 th of february 1729/30 it being one y e 3 day of y e week 

at 8 of y e clock in y c morning 
elizabeth dark y e daughter of Lancellot and mary clerk was born 

i(*) th day of may in y e year 1731 it being y e last day of y e 

week at : 1 of y e clock in morning 
Elisha nickerson y e Son of John and Mary nickerson was born y e 

seventh day of march 1706 one lords day 

[p. 200] 13 (2) 1727 Sath paddack was Marreced to Marcy Nick- 
erson a Certificate of their Lawfull publishm 1 und r y e hand 
of y e town Clark of Chatham being prouduced . Josep Lord this 
Reckard was Made May y* 16 Day 1727 Pr Me Th° Nickerson 
Town Clark 

14 (2) 1727 Nathanel Covel was Married to kezia Tuck e a certifi- 
cate of their Lawfull publishm* und r y e hand of y e Town Clark of 
Chatham being produced Joseph Lord — this Reckard was Mad 
May y c 16/1727 Pr Me Th° Nickerson Town Clark 

* Blotted. Apparently " 1 ith." 



Major Jo fin Freeman s Will and Inventory. 143 

25 (3) 1727 Samues hamiton was Marred to bethiar Stuart a Certifi- 
cate of thir Lawful publishment ander y e hand of y e town Clark 
of Chatham baing produced Joseph Lord — a tru Rackard Mad 
In Jun y e 28 th anodomi 1727 pr Me Thorn Nickson Clark 

Ruben Rider and Susana atkines was mared October y e 26 . 1740 
before Joseph Latrop Justes of Pease 

[p. -201] Rebaker godfree Dafter of Jonathan Juner & Marcy godfree 
was born March y e 6 Day anodomi 1726/7 This Reckard was 
Mad July y e 7 Day anodomi 1727 Pr Me Th° Nickerson Clark 

{To be continued.) 



MAJOR JOHN FREEMAN'S WILL AND INVENTORY 
AND THE AGREEMENT OF HIS HEIRS* 

Transcribed from the Original Records* 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Major John Freeman died at Eastham and was buried 
by the side of his wife Mercy, who was the daughter of 
Governor Thomas Prence by his first wife Patience 2 Brewster 
{Elder William 1 ). The inscriptions on the two gravestones 
read as follows: 

HERE LYES THE BODY OF MAJOR JOHN FREE- 
MAN DEC D OCTOBER Y c 28* 1719 IN Y* 98 th YEAR OF 
HIS AGE 

HERE LYES BURIED Y e BODY OF MARCY FREEMAN 
WIFE TO MAJO R JOHN FREEMAN AGED 80 YEARS 
DEC D SEP T Y« 28 th 17 1 1 

Major John Freeman's will was written 1 June, 17 16, and 
a codicil was added 16 June, 1718. The will was probated 
10 November, 17 19, and the controversy that had arisen 
between the heirs was settled by an agreement signed 27 Jan- 
uary, 1719/20. 

The will and inventory are found in the -Barnstable County 
Probate Records, Volume III, pages 527-530, and the agree- 
ment is on pages 597-599 of the same volume. 

* Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the Colonial Re- 
search Fund. 



144 Major John Freeman s Will and Inventory. 

[Major John Freeman's Will.] 

[p. 527] In The Name of God Amen The. first Day of June In 
y e Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and sixteen . 
I Maj or John Freeman of Eastham in The County of Barnstable 
In His Maj tis Province of y e Massachusetts Bay In New Eng- 
land — Do make and ordain This my Last Will and Testament : 
That is To say : Principally and first of all I Give & Recomend 
my soul Into The hands of God That Gave it . and my Body I 
Recomend To y e Earth To be Buryed in Decent and Christian 
manner at The Discretion of my Executor hereafter Named : 
Nothing Doubting but att The Generall Resurection I shall 
Receive The same again by The Allmighty Power of God — 
And as Touching such warldly estate Wherewith it hath pleased 
God To bless me In This Life I Give Demise and Dispose of 
The same in The following manner and form — First of all I 
make and ordain my Eldest son John Freeman my sole Exec- 
utor of This my Last Will 

I I Give unto my son Edmond Freeman To him and his 
heirs for Ever . All my Land and housing Whereon he now 
Lives att a place Called Toneset In y e Town of sd Eastham 
With all The Rights Thereunto belonging : And all my Right 
of meadow ground In a place Called The boat meadow with all 
my Right in or unto y e flatts or sedge ground Called The Town 
flats with all The Rights belonging To sd farm with an Addi- 
tion Thereunto belonging being Lately Laid out also a pcell 
of Land att Little Billingsgate : also a piece of Land at a 
place Called y e Herring brook Also my share of Land at a place 
Called Pochey Island — 

2 le - I Give unto my youngest son Nathaniel Freeman to 
him and his heirs for Ever . All That my Land and housing 
marsh and meadow ground W T hereupon I now Live being in 
The Town of Eastham at a place Comonly Called Namskeakett 
with all The out Lands appertaining To The same 

3 le I Give To my Grandson William Freeman The house 
and Land marsh or sedge ground being in y e Township of Har- 
wich With all The Rights Thereunto belonging to sd house and 
Land wherein he now Liveth To him and his heirs for Ever : 
Allowing to my son John Mayo Liberty To make Hay upon 
some part of sd farm where it will be least hurtfull to sd Free- 
man and most Convenient for sd Mayo To Cart it off 

4 le - as To my psonall Estate to say Goods Chattels and 
money sheepe and swine The one half of my Cattle sheep and 
swine hors I Give To my son Nathaniel Freeman and The other 



Major John Freeman s Will and Inventory. 145 

half To be Divided as followeth with my money. To Say I 
Give unto my son John Freeman one share and half of y e Re- 
maining half 

5 le I Give To my son Edmond sheer . And I Give to my 
son Nathaniel Freeman one shear . And I Give To my Daugh- 
ter Mercy Knowles one shear . And I Give to my Daughter 
Hannah Mayo one shear . And I Give half a shear to my 
Daughter Patience Paine . And half a shear of The above I 
Give to my son John Paine To be Divided To The Children he 
now hath . And half a shear To my Daughter Rebeckah Free- 
man Widow of Thomas Freeman 

6 le I Give To my Grandson William Freeman Ten Pounds 
in money 

7 le I Give To my Grandaughter Lydia Godfree Ten Pounds 
in money 

This Twenty Pound in money To be paid by my Executor 
To y e sd Freeman & Godfree before Division 

[p. 528] 8 le - I Give before Division of my Estate To my Negro 
man Tobye one Cow and a small Iron pot and y e meanest of 
my Wearing Clothes : and I Give To James Maker one suitable 
Garment 

9 le after my Death I Give To my Negroes Toby and Bess 
Their Freedom and I Desire you my Children To put Them into 
such a way as they may not Want 

And I Do hereby utterly Dissalow Revoke and make void 
all other Will or Wills made by me Rattifying and Confirming 
This and no other To be my last Will and Testament In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal The Day 
and year above Written 

Signed sealed published pronounsed John Freeman (seal) 

& Declared by The sd John Freeman 
as his Last Will & Testament 
In The presence of us The subscribers 
Isaac Pepper 

Jeremiah Smith his marke 
Patience Burge her marke 
Joseph Higgins witnes 

An Apendix In as much force and Virtue as The Rest of 
my Will is First as I have been wanting To my Daughter 
Patience Paine In allowing her but half a shear In my Dividable 
Estate I further Do allow a full shear To be Eaquill with her 
sisters : further I Give to Toby my Negro The use of four 



146 Major John Freeman's Will and Inventory. 

acres of Land where is Convenient to plant During his Life 
and I Give him a hoe and an ax and some small Things in The 
kitchen and hay Ground To keep a Cow and Room to Live in 
part of my old house and wood for firing and fensing and Con- 
venient beding To which I sett my hand To This Day June 16 th 
1718 

Witness Joseph Higgins . John Freeman 

Patience Burge her marke 

Eastham November The Tenth 17 19 Before John Otis Esq r 
Judge of y e Probate of Wills for Granting Letters of Admines- 
tration on y e Estates of Persons Deceased having goods Chat- 
tels Rights or Credits in The County of Barnstable Isaac Pepper 
Patience Burge and Jeremiah Smith Whose hands are sett to 
This Within wTitten Will as Witnesses made Oath that they 
Did see Maj or John Freeman Late of Eastham now Deceased 
sign and seal The sd Will or Instrument and heard him Declare 
or own it To be his Last Will and Testament and That They 
Did suppose him To be of sound and Disposing minde and 
memory When he so Did in y r best Apprehentions and That 
They Sett y r hands Thereto as Witnesses in his presence The 
Said Isaac Pepper further adds That he Did Read over The sd 
Will To y e said John Freeman before he Signed and Sealed it 
and upon his hearing of it he did approve it. And sd Patience 
Burge also Adds That she heard sd Pepper Read sd Will To sd 
Freeman (as she Took it to be) before she sett her hand to it 
as Witness 

Attest W m Bassett Reg tr 

[p. 529] Eastham The Tenth Day of November 17 19 : Then 
Joseph Higgens Whose hand is sett To The Codicil or Addition 
To The Within Written Will Personally appearing before The 
above named John Otis Esq r Judge of The Probate of Wills &c 
made oath That he wrote The Sd Codicil or Adittion To The 
Within Written Will at The Request of Maj or John Freeman 
Late of Eastham Decea sd and That The sd Freeman Did 
Dictate To him or Directed him what he should write : and 
That he saw The sd Freeman sign The same and That he sd 
Higgin Sett his hand Thereto in presence of sd Freeman as a 
Witness ; and That he Did suppose* him To be of Disposing 
minde and memory When he so Did . Patience Burge whose 
name or hand is also sett to y e Same Codicil or Addition To sd 
Will Appeared before The sd Judge at The same Time and 
made Oath That she Did hear sd Maj or Freeman own That 



Major John Freeman s Will a?id Inventory. 147 

which is written at The Bottoom of his Will to be part of his 
Will and That he Desired her to sett her hand Thereto as a 
Witness which she saith she Did in his presence : and That she 
Did suppose him Then To be of Disposing minde and memory 

Attest W m Bassett Reg tr 

John Otis Esq r Comissionated by his Excel ? The Govrnour 
and Councill of y e Province of the Massachusetts Bay to be 
Judge of The Probate of Wills & for granting Letters of Ad- 
minestration on The Estates of Persons Deceased, having Goods 
Chattels Rights or Credits In The County of Barnstable Within 
The Province aforesd. 

To All unto Whom These presents shall Come Greeting 
Know y e That upon y e Day of The Date hereof before me at 
Eastham In The County aforsd . The Will of Maj or John Free- 
man Late of Eastham In sd County now Deceased To these 
presents Annexed was proved approved and allowed : who hav- 
ing while he Lived and at The Time of his Death Goods Chat- 
tels Rights or Credits in y e County aforesd : and the probate 
of The sd Will and power of Comitting Adminestration of all 
& singular y e Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of y e sd De- 
ceased by virtue Thereof appertaining unto me . The Admines- 
tration of all and singular The Goods Chattels Rights and 
Credits of y e sd Deceased and his Will in any manner Con- 
cerning Is hereby Comitted unto John Freeman Eldest son of 
sd Deceased Executor In y e same will named well and faithfully 
to Exicute The sd Will and To Adminester The Estate of y e sd 
Deceased according Thereunto : and to make a True and per- 
fict Inventory of all and singular The Goods Chattels Rights & 
Credits of The sd Deceased : and To Exhibet The same Into 
y e Registry of The Court of Probate for for The County aforesd 
at or before The Last Day of January next Ensuing : and also 
To Render a plain and True accompt of his sd Adminestration 
upon Oath when Called Thereto — In Testimony Whereof I 
have hereunto sett my hand and y e seal of The sd Court of 
Probate . Dated at Eastham the Tenth Day of November Anno 
Domini 17 19. 
W m Bassett Reg tr John Otis 

Eastham 10 th of Novem br 17 19 M^ Mercy Knowles m ra 
Patience Paine and m™ Hannah 'Mayo all Daughters of Maj or 
John Freeman Late of Eastham Decea d after Probate of Their 
Fathers Will Desired That a Caviat might be Entred against 
y e Probate of it 

pr me W m Bassett Reg tr 



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148 Major Joint Freeman s Will and Inventory. 

[p- 53°] An Inventory of The Goods and Chattels Lands & 

Tenaments of Maj or John Freeman of Eastham in y e County of 

Barnstable Esq r Deceased Taken by us The subscribers Ap- 

prisers Thereof : November 19 th 17 19 

£ s d 

Imp r To 161 . pounds Weight and Ten Ounces Aver- 
duepoise In silver money and Plate 

Itm To Bills of Credit 12 16 00 

Itm To Wearing Clothes Wollen and Lining with 

some wool Cloth and black saloon * In a plain ')- 15 02 00 
Chist with y e Chist all at 

Itm To sheets Table Clothes pillowbears Napkins 

with Two Remnants of Cotten and linen Cloth \- 04 16 08 
In a Winscot Chist with the Chist all at 

Itm To The Great best Chest 

Itm To a Great Cubbord 

Itm To a Great Table and Two Joynt stools 

Itm To The bedsted beds and furniture Therto be- 
longing in y e Lower room all but The sheets and ^ 1 1 05 00 
pillow-ber 

Itm To Chares Cushings and hatts 01 05 00 

Itm To Trundle bedsted bed and beding Thereto be- 
longing in y e Chamber : Except y e sheets : 07 04 00 

Itm To old Chests Cask 1 pound Cotton wool in y e 

Chamber & old settle 00 05 00 

Itm To The Negros bedsted bed and beding in y e 
Chamber 

Itm To four Oxen 

Itm To Ten Cows and other Cattle 

Itm To Bookes 

Itm To Swine 

Itm To Twenty five sheep 

Itm To a pare of old Andirons part of 2 old Guns and 

old sword all 02 00 00 

Itm To a pare of Iron Dogs 00 15 00 

Itm To a pare old stiliards Iron pots and household 

Iron Things skillet old ax and hoe 04 03 06 

Itm To warming pan Two old Iron standards brass ) , 

Kittles Copper furnice skimer and Driping pan ) 5 °5 

Itm To household puter Lanthorn spicemorter Tin ) ^ 

tunnill Earthen ware and Candlestick all f °3 °3 c 

Itm To milk keelers Trays and pails Lead weight \ 

Churn sinning wheels Cheese press butter Tubbs > 01 01 00 
ponding Tubb beer barrils and sifting Trough ) 

Debts Due To The Estate 16 19 00 

It To The Tenament Lands & meadows Given by Will 
To Nath 11 Freeman Esq r according To The ac- 
compt to us Given valued att 1000 00 00 

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Major John Freeman s Will and Inventory. 149 

It To The Lands & meadows by Will Given To William 

Freeman accompt To us Given valued att 150 00 00 

It To Twenty pound sheeps wool 01 05 o 

It To about 10 pound flax in sheaf 00 05 o 

It some Grain and sone hay Raized The Last year on 

y e farm y e value not yet known 
It a Debt Due to y e Estate 00 05 

It an old saw half bushel and Chain and some few 
small odd Things att 



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00 06 00 



Joseph Doane. 
John Sparrow. 

December y e 15 th 1719. Then m r John Freeman Executor 
To The Last Will and Testament of maj or John Freeman Late 
of Eastham now Deceas d and Nath u Freeman Esq r The other 
son of said Deces ed Before John Otis Esq r Judge of Probates 
&c. for Sd County of Barnstable : made Oath y t y e within writ- 
ten is a True Inventory of y e Estate of sd John Freeman their 
Deceased Father so far as they know and That if any Thing 
Else That is material shall yet further Come to y r knowledge 
they will also bring it to This Inventory 

Attest W m Bassett Reg tr 

[The Agreement of the Heirs.] 

[P- 597] Know all men by These presents That Whereas There 
is and hath Been some uneasyness and Dissattisfaction among 
the Children and* Heirs of maj or John Freeman Late of East- 
ham : with Refferance to y e Disposition of his Estate : by his 
Last Will and Testament. To the Intent Therefore That there 
may be a peacable & Quiet Settlement of all matters and Things 
Relating to the sd Will and Estate we the Subscribers Do 
mutually and unanimously agree for our Selves and Heirs & 
Executors In manner and form as followeth : viz : Imp" That 
all The Goods Chattels or psonall Estate Contained in y e In- 
ventory Taken of the Estate of the Sd Maj or John Freeman 
(Except that part of y e Quick Stock which by Sd Will is Given 
to his Son Nathaniel Freeman : & Except That part which is 
Given to Rebecca the Widow & Relict of Thomas Freeman 
Late of Harwich Deceased) shall be Divided & Delivered to y* 
four Daughters [p. 598] Daughters of The Sd Testator and 
Their Legall Representatives : That is To Say : one Equall 
Share To Mercy y e Wife of Sam u Knowles : one Equall part 
To Patience The widow and Relict of Samuel Paine Deceased : 



150 Major John Freeman s Will and Inventory. 

one Equall Part To Hannah The Wife of John Mayo : and one 
Equal part To John Paine To be Disposed of To his Children 
which he now hath according to the Direction of Sd Will : as 
also any other psonall Estate not Contained in sd Inventory 
which Doth or may Justly and Legally appear to be y e Estate 
or part of the Estate of The sd Deceased Maj or John John Free- 
man : (Excepting Silver money and plate) To be Divided to 
the psons above named and In manner as abovesd : onely The 
wearing apparill of y e sd Major Freeman are Excepted from 
The Division abovesd and Reserved to be for The use and at 
The Disposition of the sons or male Heirs of y e abovesaid Tes- 
tator : and The abovesd Daughters to have no part of Them. 
And further we agree That Each and Every of the sons of the 
sd Maj or John Freeman Deceased shall have hold and Enjoy 
all The Lands and Real Estate which was given granted or be- 
queathed Either by Deed or by his Last Will or otherwise By 
The sd Maj or John Freeman To them Their heirs & assigns for 
Ever without any molestation from us our Heirs Executors or 
Admines trs . 

2ly : We mutually and unanimously agree That all the Sil- 
ver money & Plate which Remains of the Estate of of the Sd 
Deceased maj or John Freeman (after all Just Debts Legacies 
and funerall Charges are paid) Shall be Divided and paid In 
manner as followeth : viz : To John Freeman (the Eldest son 
of The Sd Testator) one Shear and half : To Nathaniel Free- 
man one Equal Share : To such as properly and Legally Rep- 
resent his son Edmond Freeman Deceased one Equal share : 
To Mercy The wife of Samuel Knowles one Equall share : To 
Patience the Widow and Relict of Samuel Paine Deceas ed one 
Equall share : To John Paine one Equall share to be Disposed 
of to his Children which he now hath according to Direction of 
Sd Will : To Hannah the wife of John Mayo one Equal Share : 
To Rebecca the Widow & Relict of Thomas Freeman Deceased 
half a Share : onely it is To be understood and it hereby so In- 
tended That The Sd Rebecca Freeman is To have her half 
share of The money and Plate abovesd Paid to her as it is 
ordred in and by The Will of The sd Maj or John Freeman : 
and We the above named psons and wee The Subscribers Do 
hereby promise and oblige ourselves (upon Receipt of our Re- 
spective Shares as above Spesified)" To Give Receipts and ac- 
quitances In proper form To Discharge the Executor . and In 
Confirmation of all [p. 599] All and Singular the premisses We 
have hereunto Sett our Hands & Seals the Twenty Seventh 
Day of January In the Sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 



151 



Lord George by the Grace of God King of Great 
Domini 1719/20 

Isaac Freeman (Seal) 

Thomas Grose (Seal) 

Israel Doane (Seal) 

Benjami Higgins (Seal) 

Samuel Hinckley (Seal) 

Ebenezer Freeman (Seal) 

Jonathan Snow (Seal) 

Thomas Cobb 
Isaac Pepper 



Britain Anno 



(Seal) 
(Seal) 
(Seal) 



John Freeman (Seal) 
Natha 11 Freeman (Seal) 
Samuel Knowles (Seal) 
Mercy Knowles (Seal) 
John Mayo 
Hannah Mayo 
her marke 

marke 

Patience Paine 

her 

John Paine 

marke 

Sarah Freeman 

ber 



(Seal) 
(Seal) 

(Seal) 
(Seal) 
(Seal) 



Daniel Cole 

Signed Sealed & Deliv rd 
In presence of : 
Jonathan Higgins 
Samuel Knowles Ju r 

Barnstable Ss : On the Day and year above written : The 
sd John Freeman : Nathan 11 Freema Samuel Knowles Mercy 
Knowles : John Mayo : Hannah Mayo : Patience Paine : John 
Paine Sarah Freeman Isaac Freeman : Tho s Grose Israel Doane : 
Benjamin Higgins : Samuel Hinckley Ebenezer Freeman : Jona* 
Snow : Thomas Cobb : Isaac Pepper & Daniel Cole : as At- 
torney To Christian Remack All psonally appeared before me 
the subscriber Judge of Probate for The County of Barnstable 
aforesd : and acknowledged the above written agreement to be 
Their act and Deed. 

John Otis 



HALIFAX, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page ioq) 

[p. 271] 1797 October 9 th Timothy Tomson of Halifax and Susanna 
Cushing of Plympton were Joined in Marriage by the Rev* 1 
Ephraim Briggs 

1797 November 2 nd Doctor Isaac Bartlett and Mercy Bryant Both 
of Plympton were Joined in marriage by the Rev d Ephraim 
Briggs 

1798 January 21 st Peleg Holmes of Plympton and Eunice Woods of 
Halifax were Joined in marriage by the Rev d Ephraim Briggs 



152 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 

1798 January 28 th Daniel Cummings of Gray and County of Cumber- 
land and Hannah Briggs of Halifax were Joined in marriage by 
the Rev d Eph m Briggs 

[p. 274] The Children of the Rev d Ephraim Briggs & Rebekah his 

wife 
Ephraim Briggs their son born Fryday 1 1 °Clock P.M March 3 rd 

1769 
William Briggs their son born Tuesday 1 °Clock A.M February 19 th 

1771 
Rebekah Briggs their daughter born Fryday 1 1 °Clock P.M February 

19*1773 
Isaac Briggs their son born Fryday 12 °Clock noon May 26 th 1775 
Thomas Briggs their son born Monday 6 °Clock A.M January 12 th 

1778 
Robert Waterman Briggs their son born Monday 6 °Clock P.M Sep- 
tember 25 th 1779 
Richard Briggs their son born Fryday 11 °Ciock P.M. March 2 nd 

1782 
Martha Briggs their daughter born Monday 4 °Clock A.M April 12 th 
;.- 1784. 

Polley Briggs their daughter born Saturday 5 °Clock A M Feb- 
ruary 17 th , 1786 
Salley Briggs their daughter born Fryday 3 °Clock P.M January 25 th , 

1788 
Charles Briggs their son born Monday 1 °Clock P.M January 17 th 

1791 
John Kingsbury Briggs their son born Fryday 9 °Clock P M. Decem- 
ber 9 th , 1794 
Abial White son of Joel White and Margaret his wife Was born 

October 13 th 1787 
The Children of Moses Waterman and Sarah wife 
Nancy Waterman their daughter was born July 18 th 1796 
The Children of Ebenezer Wood and Cynthia his wife 
Olive Soule Wood their daughter was born March : 6 th 1796 
Cynthia Wood their daughter was born October 11 th 1798 
Ebenezer Wood their son was born May 24 th 180 1 
Mary Hudson Wood their daughter was born January 17 th 1804 
Silence Wood their daughter was born March 15 th 1807 
Asaph Soule Wood their son was born June 30 th 18 10 

[p. 275] The Children of Ephraim Tilson Jun r and Fear his wife 
Betsey Tilson their daugher was born July 13 th 1783 

{To be continued.) 



Ply mo ut It Colony Wills and Inventories. 153 

PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

(Continued from Vol. IV, p. iji.) 

[John Atwood's Will and Inventory.] 

[fol. 46] The last Will and Testament of m r John Atwood de- 
ceased exhibited to the Court the V th June 1644 in the xx th 
yeare of the now raigne of o r SoVaigne Lord Charles King of 
England &c . & proved according to order. 

Know all men to whome these p r nts shall come That I John 
Atwood of New Plymouth gent this twentieth of October 1643 
being weake through many Infirmyties and Diseases in body 
but in pfect memorye Do make and ordaine this to be my last 
will and testament to continue for ever firme and invyolable 
ffor my breethren God hath blessed them that they be aswell 
to give to me as I to them and for their children they be many 
I do here give and bequeath them greate and smale yeong and 
old male and female which were borne before the date of these 
p r sents twelve pence a peece if demaunded And for my little 
kinsman William Crowe and my brother and sister Lee and 
their two children Ann and Mary I leave them to the will of 
my wyfe to deale w th them as shall seeme good to her and I do 
-therefore ordaine my loveing wyfe Anne Atwood to be my full 
and sole Executrix to whome I will and bequeath all the rest 
of my estate my debts being first payd and shee paying my 
debts and legacies before menconed I do then by these p r nts 
ratifye and confirme her my lawfull full and sole Executrix and 
soe do deliver and bequeath to her all my lands houses either 
for cattell Corne or for any other use or imployment w th all 
goods houshold stuffe plate and ready moneys whatsoev 1 " I 
have or shall have in new England at my decease And all those 
debts which be due to me in old England and Verginia I give 
them all to my loveing wyfe and do confirme her my sole and 
lawfull Executrix the day and yeare above written Witnesse my 
hand and Seall the xx th of October 1643 

Read sealed and published pr mee Jn° Atwood 

in the pfsence of (Jjjjj 

William Bradford ) , . , , , . , ~ , , 

Rob 1- W V \ a testyfyed by them in open Court aforesd 

A true Inventory of all the goods chattells & cattells of m r 
John Atwood lately Deceased taken & apprised by m r Robte 
Hicks m r Willm Paddy Thomas Southwood and Nathaniel! 
Sowther the xxvii th Day of ffebruary Anno Dni 1643. 



154 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



In the Hall 
Inpris one Table 

It 3 leather chaires and 3 smaler leather chaires 
It 2 flagg bottome chaires & one frame for a chaire 
It a chest of Drawers 
It a bedstead w th a tester 
It 5 curtaines & vallence 
It 1 greene rugg 
It 1 cradle rugg 
It 1 paire of blanketts 
It 1 feather bed & tick & boulster 
It ii feather pillowes 
It 1 houseclock 
It a corslett & a pike 
It 1 old peece & a pistoll 
It 1 bowe & arrowes & quiver & case 
It 1 little vice 

It 1 head peece & a bufte coate 
It vi cusheons of three sorts 
It 1 carpett 
It 3 pictures 
It 2 brushes 
It 1 paire of sheets 
It 2 paire of sheets at 10 s pr paire 
It 3 paire of sheets at i3sh 4 d 
It 1 duzzen of table napkins 
It \ duzzen of table napkins 
It 5 fine table napkins 
It 1 duzzen of Diapr napkins 1 cupbord cloth & a 

short table cloth 
It 1 bordered cupbord cloth 
It 3 cupboard cloths at 2sh 4 
It 2 short table cloths 
It 2 long 1 " table clothes 
It 4 paire of pillow beers 
It 2 paire of sheets at 12 s 
It 6 paire of course old sheets at 5 s 
It 6 course hand towells at 6 d 
It 4 finer hand towells at 9/ 
It 3 short table cloths at 3* 
It 4 course table napkins at 3 d 

[fol. 47] It 1 large table salt w* a trenchersalt & a 

cov r of silver 
It 1 silver boule and a wine boule 
It \ duzzen of silver spoones at 5 s 
It 2 paire of tongs & 3 fire pans 
It 2 paire of racks & 2 hookes 



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Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



155 



I: 1 paire of old bellowes 
It 1 next* of boxes 

In the studdy 

It the acts and monuments in 3 volumes 

It Calvine upon Deutronomie 

It history of the church 

It Harts Dyett of the Diseased 

It Calvine on Tymothy & Titus 

It Rogers seaven Treatises 

It Dounams warfar 2 pt 

It ii french bibles 

It Brightman on the Revelacon 

It Prins Historie Muscick 

It for Divers other bookes 

It 3 paire of sheares 

It a paire of gold scales & waights a 

& burneing glasse & other triffles 
It 1 concordance 



His apparell. 

gowne lined & faced w* furr 

shuite of stuffe 

cloth cloakes 

stuff cloake 

black gregorm shuite 

black pincked Dublet 
It 2 gerdles & a paire of gloves 
It 2 hatts 
It other weareing apparell 

In the Garret 
It 1 paire of Andirons 
It 1 other paire of Andirons 
It 1 smale paire 
It 1 still 
It 1 iron beame 
It an iron for a grindle stone 
It a pcell of woll in a bag 
It a tennant same 
It pillion 
It mackerell lines 

In the staire Chamber 

It 1 half headed bedstead and cord 
It 1 old red rugg 

*Sic. 





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tinderbox > 


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ber 


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i 5 6 



Plymouth Colony Wills a?id Inventories. 



It 3 old blanketts & an old white rugg 

It a peece of a rugg mantle 

It a canvas flock bedd 

It pillow &: a smaie boulster 

It i carpett & a cupbord cloth 

It a chest & a case 

It 4 candlesticks 

It gerdles & hangers 

It 2 pa ire of mittens 

It a pcell of wollen yarne 

It i duzzen trenchers 

It beere and wine glasses 

It an alleblaster morter 

It 6 blew earthen Dishes 

It scales & waights 

It an old cloak bagg 

It 2 paire of candlesticks 

It a tinn dreping pan a stew pan and a breadcup all 

It i Duzzen of sawcers 

It 4 smale plates 

It i band pewter pott 

It 2 sawce pans 

It i hand candle stick 

It i walle candle stick 

It i bason & ewre 

It a cabinett 

It 5 chaire frames at 2 s 6 

It i old trunck 

It ii old tubbs 

In the Kitchen 
It little bras potts 
It i bras possnet 
It 2 bras kettles & a little one 
It a bras stew pan w th the iron & a chaffing dish 
It 4 bras candlesticks a lampe & a ladle 
It on old warmeing pan i8 d & an iron posnet 3 s 
It 2 chamber potts 
It 52 !i of pewter dishes at i4 d 
It 6 porringers at 8 d a custerd pan . i6 d 
It 4 saucers & a bason 

It 2 quart potts 3 pint potts h a pynt & a gill 
It for lattine dreeping pans & other tinn thinges 
It a jack & 3 spitts 
It iron potts & 3 paire of pott hookes 
It a copper for a furnice 
It an iron peale i8 d & a forme &*a stoole i2 d 



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Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



157 



ffol. 48] In the milk house. 

It for earthen ware 

It 1 Duz & half of trenchers 

It for 4 boules & wooden ware 

It a paire of racks 

It 2 frying pans 

It 3 iron candlesticks 

It 2 coules a tree & a bole 

It 2 leaden pans 

In the Seller 
It 1 hand Mille 

It a kneading trough & other lumber in the seller 
It 3 cases of bottells & othei lumber in the inner seller 
It an old spade & an axe 
It 3 ladders 

It 4 grosse \- of buttons at i2 d 
It 1 pewter standish 
It 1 broken peece at w m Bassetts 
It 4 sherts a 4 s a peec 

At playne Dealeing. 

It a muskett bandeliers sword & rest 
It 23 ewe sheepe at 30 s 
It 2 yoak of oxen . 13^ & 15^ 
It 1 cowe 

It 6 swine shoates at 6 s 8 
It 2 greater swine at 20 s 

It 1 horse coller . & 2 paire of holmes & tuggs and ) 
a cart saddle & bridle ' ) 

It a horse pannell 
It a forehalter & a paire of traseys 
It an old cartrope 

It 1 weane & iron bound wheeles old 
It 1 plough coulter & share 
It 2 yokes & 2 cheanes broken & whole 
It 24 harrow tines 
It 1 mare 

It a dong fork a shovell & a broken forke 
It 2 old sythes 
It a ladder 3 s & a grindle stone 4 s 



Sum totall 
And debts 



186^ . 14 8 . oo d 
029 . 11 . 00. 



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Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, 



A houses and land at Playne Dealeing w ch we beleeve 
doth stand in 162^ and a house & land at the Towne \v ch 
we beleeve also stood 150^ but what they are now worthe 
we cannot estimate 



Debts in the booke 




Thurstone Clarke 


00 . 05 . 09 


Widdow wallen 


01 . 05 . 00 


M r Allerton 


14 . 17 . 08 


John Derby 


00 . 03 . 00 


Goodman Gyles of Salem rest 


00 . 12 . 00 


M r John Holmes 


00 . 14 . 06 


Willm Hoskine 


00 : 19 . 01 


Mathew ffuller 


00 : 02 . 00 


John Bundy 


00 . 02 . 06 


Nathaniell Sowther 


01 . 01 . 00 


Robte Waterman 


02 . 10 . 06 


& 2 lines & a leade & a bushel! of Corne 




Goodman Arnold 


03 . 00 . 00 


Goodman Bassett 


00 . 17 .00 


Robte Barker 


00 . 15 . 00 


Nehemiah Smyth 


00 . 06 . 08 


m r Thorn Burne 


00 . 13 . 08 


Moyses Symons rest 


00 . 01 . 03 


Kenelme Winslowe 


00 . 04 . 10 


The Church of Duxborrow 


00 . 06 . 07 


M r Groomes 


00 . 06 . 10 


Richard Sparrow 


00 . 03 . 00 


M r Prence 


00 . 03 06 


& an adds & a wedge 




more Desparat Debts 




George Cleare 


00 . 12 . 00 


Henry Thannett 


01 . 00 . 00 


Rouland Leyhorne 


00 . 01 . 10 


James Luxford 


06 . 04 . 07 



There are more Debts oweing to the testator in old 
England but m r Sherley writes that there is no hope of 
getting them. 

[fol. 49] Debts oweing by the Testator 

Inpris to m r Seavell als Showeli 58 . 10 . 06 

It To Humfrey Turner 00 . 10 . 00 

It To Robte Paddock 01 . 00 . 00 

It To Thomas Pope 00 . 06 . 08 

It To m r James Shurley 21 . 00 . 00 

It To m r Starr t 05 . 00 . 00 

It To Arthur Howland 00 . 07 . 00 

It to the Apothecary 00 . 05 . 00 

It funerall charges * 01 . 05 . 00 

It prbate of the will & Inventory &c 00 . 06 . 08 



Vital Records. 






159 






oo . 


10 . 00 






02 . 


10 . 00 


Robte Hicks 


9 1 


10 . 10 


Willm Paddy 
Nathaniel Sow 


thei 







Yarmouth^ Mass. 

It to Georg Pidcock 

It for contribucon to the Church 



Thorn Southworth 

The goods in the bed chamber were allowed to m ris Atwood the 
Executrix by the Court and are these. 

It 1 bedstead and Tester 01 . 00 . 00 

It curtaine & vallence fringed 01 . 15 . 00 

It 1 greene Rugg 01 . 00 . 00 

It 1 paire of blanketts 00 . 13 . 04 

It 1 feather bed & boulster 02 . 10 . 00 

It 2 pillowes 00 . 05 . 00 

It 1 chaire & 3 cov r ed stooles 01 . 03 . 04 

It 2 needle work window cusheons 01 . 00 . 00 

It 2 kersy cupbord cloths 00 . 13 . 04 

It 1 greene carpett cloth 02 . 05 . 00 

It a large chest 00 . 1 2 . 00 

It 1 large boxe 00 . 02 .00 

It 1 close stoole 00 . 05 .00 

13 . 04 . 00 

The goods are exempted out of the Inventory to m™ Atwoods 
owne prpr use by the Court. 

The totall of the goods is 186 . 14 . 00 

more in Debts 029 . 1 1 . 00 

the totall 216 . 05 . 00 

Debts are 091 .10.10 

The rest is 124 . 14 . 02 

The estate is debts being deducted 124* . 14 s . 02* 

( To be continued.) 



YARMOUTH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 28.) 

[p. 18] yarmouth A regester of the names and Beirths of \_worn\ 

John and Heester Rider as ffolloweth 
John Rider the son of John and Hees[ter Rider was] Boom upon 

the : 28 th : day of may : 1692 : 
Samueli Rider the son of the above sa[id John and] Heester Rider 

was Boorn in febura[r]y i6g[worn] 



160 Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

Beathiah Rider the daughtur of said John [and] Heester Rider was 

boorn in may : 1697 
Hester Rider was borne in aprell 1699 : 
Marcy Rider was borne in Jim 1701 
Zurviah Rider was borne in aprell 1703 : 
Nathanall Rider was borne in Jun 1705 
thankfull Rider : the daughter of the abovesaid John and Ester Rider 

she was borne the first day of aprill in the yeare : 1709 : 
John : & Hester Rider had a daughtur bourn in Aprell : 1694 : 

Bo[7£'#r«] and the said child did dey sudingly after it wa[s] 

borne recorded by me John miller clarke 
mary hall the daughter of dacon Joseph and Mary hall, she was born 

on the 30 th : day of march in the year of our lord : 17 12 : 
Peter halle son of the above named Joseph & Mary hall h[e] was 

born on the ninteenth day of May in the year : 17 15 : 
John hall : The son of the above named Joseph and mary hall he 

was born on the 30 day of January in the year of our lord : 

1 [worti] 
barshua hall daughter of y e above s d Joseph & mary ha[ll] was born 

the : 5 : day of July in y* year = 17 19 

[p. 19] [yjarmouth : June : 26 : 1695 : then this Recorded : said 

Date 
[A] Regester of the names and Bierthes of the children [of] Joseph 

and Sarah gorham as followeth : 
Sarah gorham the daughtuer of said Joseph and Sarah gorham borne 

upon the : 16 th : daye of Jenuary : 1678 
Joseph : gorham the son of the said Joseph and Sara[h] gorham : 

was borne upon the : 15 th : day of Aprell : 1681 : 
Samuell : gorham the son of the said Joseph and Sarah gorham : 

was Borne in the munth of October 1682 
John : gorham the son of said Joseph and Sarah gorham borne : 

upon : 28 th : day of feburary 1683 : 84 
desier : gorham daughtur of the said Joseph & Sarah gorham borne 

upon Aprell in the year 1685 
Isaac : gorham son of said Joseph & Sarah : gorham was borne upon 

the munth of October : T687 : 
Hesakiah : gorham the son of the above said Joseph & Sarah gor- 
ham was borne in August : 1689 : 
Josiah : gorham the son said Joseph & Sarah : gorham borne : the 

second day desember : 1692 : 
Recorded the date above said per John Miller : T : C : 
Thankfull Sears the daughter of Richard and hoop Sears of yar- 

mouth She was born one the : 18 day of march in the yeare of 

our lord : 1706 : 

[p. 20] yarmouth A : regester of the names and Bearths of the Chil- 
dren of John and priscilla : paddock as followeth : &c 



i 

I 

Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 161 

John : paddock the son of the above said John and prisci[lla] was 

Borne upon the twenty fourth day of June : 1695 : 
The above said John and priscilla paddock had a son borne upon 

the ferst of feburary : 1696 [?oor/i] and the said son died upon 

the third day of feburary in y e year : 1696 : 7 : 
Elezebeth : paddock the daughtur of John and priscilla paddock was 

borne upon the foretenth day of Aprell in the year : 1698 : 
Joseph : paddock the Son of John and priscilla paddock was Borne 

upon y e : 8 th : day of march : 1700 : 
priscilla paddock the daughtur of y e said John and priscilla paddock 

was Born upon y e : 31 th : day of January 1701 : 2 
Ebenezer : paddock the Son of John and prescilah paddock was 

Borne upon y e : 18 th : day of march : 1703 : 4 : 
the above Said John padock and his wife priscilla had a child borne 

the 25 th day of feburye : 1705 * wich child departed this life the 

Sixth day of march foloing : 
Thankfull paddok was born on the 26 day of June in the year : 17 10 
Josiah Paddock the son of the above sd John and presila Paddock 

he was borne on the 9 th day of apreill in the yeare of our lord : 

1712 
Sarah Eldredg the daughter of Samuell & Mary Eldredg Juner was 

borne 8 day of november in the year 1704 : 

[p. 21] [ya]rmouth A regester of the names and Bearths of the Chil- 
dren of Joseph and Mehetabell : Crosbey : as ffolloweth &c 

Theophilus : Crosbey the son of the above said Joseph and meheta- 
bell Crosbey : was borne upon the last daye of december : 1693 : 

Joseph Crosbey : the Son of the said Joseph and Mehetabell was 
borne upon the twenteth day of June : 1695 : 

mehetabell Crosbey : the daughtur of the above Said Joseph and 
mehetabell Crosbey was Borne upon the twenteth day of march : 
1696 : 97 : 

Ann : Crosbey, the daughtur of Joseph and Mehetabell Crosbey was 
Borne upon the Sixtenth day of Jun : 1699 

Sarah : Crosbey the daughtur of Joseph and mehetable crosbey : and 
ther daughtur margreat crosbey wear bouth Borne upon y e fourth 
day of feburary : 170^ ; 

Lidea crosbey, y e daughter of Joseph and mehetaell : crosbey was 
Borne upon y e 14* day of July 1704 

Josiah Crosbey Son of the above Said Joseph and Mehetabell Cros- 
bey he was borne the 15 th day of July in the yeare : 1706. 

William Crosey the son of the abovesd Joseph and Mehitable Cros- 
bey he was Born in Yarmouth on the 12 th day of March in the 
yeare 170-^°- 

hanah Crasbe : the daughter of Joseph & Mehitable Crasbe : she 
was born on the thirteenth day of' March in the year of our 
lord : 1711/12 

* The " 5 " appears to have been written over a " 6." 



1 62 Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 

Barnabas Crosby he was born on the ninth day of may in the year 

of our lord one thousand seven hundred and fifteen 
Susanah Rider the daughter of John and Pashance Rider she was 

born one 2 m day of apriel in the year of our Lord : 1709 : 
Paticanc Rider the daughter John & patica[?<wr/z] she was home in 

the begining of august 11711 
John Rider he was born on the fourth day of april in the year of our 

lord 1 7 1 4 
darcus Rider she was born on y e 30 th : day of October in v e year : 

1716: 
daniel Rider he was born on the 26 th : day of april in y e year : 17 19 : 

[p. 22] Yarmouth : maye : 30 th : 1696 : A Regester of the names and 

bearthes of the Children of Josep[h] and mary Hawes : as ffol- 

loweth &c 
Sarah : Hawes the daughtur of said Joseph and mary above Said 

was bourn upon the fierst day of Aprell : 1696 : recorded by 

me : John : millefr] 
Elizabeth : Hawes the daughtuer of Joseph and mary Hawes was 

Born upon y e : Sixth day of novmber in the year : 1697 
Edmund : Hawes the son of Joseph and Mary : Hawes was Borne 

upon the thertenth day of June in the year 1699 : 
Thomas : Hawes y* son of y e above said Joseph and mary : Hawes 

was Borne upon y e : 16 th : day of may : 1701 
Joseph : Hawes was Borne upon y e : 12 : day of January : 1702 : 3 : 
mar)' : Hawes : y e daughter of y e above Said Joseph & mary Hawes 

was Borne upon y e : 23 : day of march 1703 : 4 : 
Tempranc hawes daughter of the above sd Joseph and mary hawes 

was borne the last day of desember in the yeare : 1705 : 
david Hawes : the son of the above said Joseph and Mary hawes : 

he was borne on the tenth day of October in the yeare of our 

lord : 1707 
Princ hawes : the son of Joseph and Mary he was borne on the 

29 th day of december in the yeare of our lord one thousand 

seven hundred and nine 
Thankfull hawes she was born one the 16 th day of apraill in the 

year 11712 
William Tobe and Elisabeth Robins Both of yarmouth Design mar- 
riage Entred Janury y e 9 1756 Thomas Toby Jr town Clerk 
Porge totoo and Thankfull addames Both of yarmouth Designe mar- 
riage Entred Janyry y e 15 1756 Tho 3 Toby Jr town Clrk 

[p. 23] Yarmouth A Regester of y« names and Beirths of the Chil- 
dren of Edward and melitiah grave as &c 

presileah : gray the daughtuer of the above said Edward & melatiah 
was borne upon the : 18 th : day of October : 1686 : 

gidion : gray the son of the above said Edward & melatiah was borne 
upon the : 6 th : daye of September : 1688 : 



Yarmouth, Mass., Vital Records. 1 63 

John graye the son of y e above said Edward &: melatiah gray : was 
borne upon y e : 26 th : day of July : 1691 : 

melatiah : gray the daughtuer of the above said Edward & melatiah : 
was borne upon y e : 6 th of June : 1694 : 

marcey : gray the daughtur of y e above said Edward & melatiah : 
was borne upon the : 13 th • day of Aprell : 1696 

Ruben Okilley son of Beniaman and mary okilley he was borne on 
the 29 th day of January in the year of our lord 170-^- 

abaigal y e daughter of y e above sd mary okiley she was born on y e 
30 th day of June in y e year of our lord 11714 

susanah y e daughter of y e above sd mary she was born in medfeild 
on y e 12 day of august : 171 7 : 

Mary y e daughter of y e above sd Mary : she was born in yarmouth 
on y e 8 th day of aprill in y e year of our lord : 1720 : 

Eliezer y e son of y e above sd Mary was Born on the first Day of may 
in : 1729 

A regester of the Children of John & Elisabeth : Alberson 

Jecoliah : Alberson the daughtur of y e said John and Elezabeth Al- 
berson was borne upon y e Second daye of Januarey : 1697 : 8 : 
and the, the above said Jecoliah Alberson died upon the : 12 th : 
or : 13 th : day of feburary in y e year : 1697 : 8 : recorded by me 
John miller : T : C : 

David Allbeson the son of John and Elezabeth Allbeson of yar- 
mouth : was Borne upon the : feirst daye of Novmber : 1699 : 
recorded By me : John miller : T : dark 

[p. 24] Yarmouth : A regester of the names and Bearths of the Chil- 
dren of : zebolon and Hannah : Tharpe, as followeth 

Rebecca : Tharpe the daughtur of zebolon, and Hannah Tharpe : 
was Born upon the : 12 th : day of march : 1687 : 

Bengaman Tharpe the son of zebolon and : Hannah Tharpe was 
Borne, upon the : 23 th : day of march : 1689 : 

Thomas Tharpe the, son of zebolon and Hannah Tharpe was Born 
in Aprell : 1692 : 

Hannah Tharpe the daughtur of zebolon ; and Hannah Tharpe was 
Borne upon y e : 23 th : day of desember 1694 : 

Mary Burg the daftur of Thomas burdg & Sarah burdg his wife was 
born the 27 of november 1696 : 

Thomas Burdgs was born the 8 day of agust in the the yeaar . 1698 : 

( To be continued.) 



164 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

1 
GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK. 

( Conli 'tied from page <?/.) 

I will next insert some letters from our friends at Leyden, 
written this year ; and first, a letcer of Mr. White's to myself, 
in which the heavy tidings of our beloved and able pastor's 
death and the manner of it, is declared. 



To his loving friend, Mr. William Bradford, Govemour 
of Plymouth, in New England, these be, &e. 
Loving and kind friends, &c. I know not whether ever this 
will come to your hands, or miscarry, as other of my letters 
have done ; yet in regard of the Lord's dealing with us here, I 
have had a great desire to write unto you ; knowing your desire 
to bear a part with us, both in our joys and sorrows, as we do 
with you. 

These therefore are to give you to understand, that it hath 
pleased the Lord to take out of this veil of tears, your, and our 
loving and faithful pastor, and my dear brother, Mr. John Rob- 
inson, who was sick some, eight days, beginning first to be sick 
on a Saturday morning, yet the next day, being the Lord's day 
he taught us twice, and the week after grew every day weaker, 
than other, yet felt no pain but weakness, all the time of his 
sickness ; the physick he took wrought kindly, in man's judg- 
ment, yet he gre\v every day weaker than other, feeling little 
or no pain, yet sensible, till the very last. Who fell sick the 
twenty second of February, and departed this life the first of 
March. He had a continual inward ague, which brought the 

but I thank the Lord, was free of the plague, so that 

all his friends could come freely to him. And if either prayers, 
tears, or means would have saved his life, he had not gone 
hence. But he having faithfully finished his course, and per- 
formed his work, which the Lord had appointed him here to 
perform ; he now rests with the Lord, in eternal happiness. 
We wanting him and all church Governours, not having one at 
present that is a governing officer amongst us. Now for our- 
selves here left (I mean the whole Chruch) we still, by the 
mercy of God, continue and hold close together in peace and 
quietness, and so I hope we shajl do though we be very weak ; 
wishing (if such were the will of God) that you and we were 
again together in one, either there or here, but seeing it is the 



Governor Bradford 's Letter Book. 165 

will of the Lord, thus to dispose of things, we must labour with 
patience to rest contented till it please the Lord otherwise to 
dispose of things. 

For news at present here, is not much worth the writing, 
only as in England we have lo»t our old King who departed 
this life about a month ago, so here we have lost Grave Morrice, 
the old Prince here, who both departed this life, since my 
brother Robinson ; and as in England we have a new King, 
Charles, of whom there is great hope of good ; the King is 
making ready about one hundred sail of ships, the end is not 
yet certain, but they will be ready to go to sea very shortly ; 
the King himself goes to see them once in fourteen days. So 
here likewise we have made Prince Hendrick General, in his 
brother's place, who is now with the Grave of Mansfield with a 
great army, close by the enemy, to free Breda, if it be possible, 
which the enemy hath besieged now some nine or ten months ; 
but how it will fall out at last, is yet uncertain, the Lord give 
good success if it be his will. And thus fearing lest this will 
not come to your hands, hoping as soon as I hear of a con- 
venient messenger, to write more at large, and to send you a 
letter which my brother Robinson sent to London ; to have 
gone to some of you, but coming too late, was brought back 
again. And so for this time I cease further to trouble you, 
and rest, 

Your assured loving friend, 

ROGER WHITE. 
Ley den, April 28, Anno 162$. 



A letter of Thomas Blossom's to myself a?id Mr. Brewster, 
touching the same thing, as followeth. 
Beloved Sir, 

Kind salutations, &c. I have thought good to write to you, 
concerning the cause as it standeth both with you and us ; we 
see, alas ! what frustrations and disappointments it pleaseth 
the Lord to send in this our course, good in itself and accord- 
ing to godliness taken in hand and for good and lawful ends, 
who yet pleaseth not to prosper us we see, for reasons best 
known to himself : And which also nearly concerns us to con- 
sider of, whether we have sought the Lord in it, as we ought, 
or not; that the Lord hath singularly preserved life in the 
business to great admiration, giveth me good hope that he will 
(if our sins hinder not) in his appointed time, give a happy end 
unto it. On the contrary when I consider how it pleaseth the 



1 66 Governor Bradford 's Letter Book. 



Lord to cross those means that should bring us together, being 
now as far off or farther than ever, in our apprehension ; as 
also to take that means away, which would have been so com- 
fortable unto us in that course, both for wisdom of council as 
also for our singular help ir. our course of godliness, whom the 
Lord (as it were) took away even as fruit falleth before it was 
ripe, (he means Mr. Robinson) when neither length of days, 
nor infirmity of body, did seem to call for his end. The Lord 
even then took him away, as it were in his anger, whom if tears 
would have held, he had remained to this day. The loss of his 
ministry was very great ¥ unto me, for I ever counted myself 
happy in the enjoyment of it, notwithstanding all the crosses 
and losses otherwise I sustained. Yet indeed the manner ot 
his taking away hath more troubled me, as fearing the Lord's 
anger in it, that, as I said, in the ordinary course of things 
might still have remained, as also, the singular service he might 
have yet done in the church of God. Alas, dear friends, our 
state and cause in religion ! by his death being wholly destitute 
of any that may defend our cause as it should against our ad- 
versaries. That we may take up that doleful complaint in the 
Psalm, that there is no prophet left among us, nor any that 
knoweth how long. 

Alas ! you would fain have had him with you, and he would 
as fain have come to you ; many letters and much speech hath 
been about his coming to you, but never any solid course pro- 
pounded for his going; if the course propounded the last year 
had appeared to have been certain, he would have gone though 
with two or three families. I know no man amongst us knew 
his mind better than I did, about those things ; he was loath to 
leave the church, yet I know also, that he would have accepted 
the worst conditions which in the largest extent of a good con- 
science could be taken, to have come to you. For myself and 
all such others as have formerly minded coming, it is much 
what the same, if the Lord afford means. We only know how 
things are with you by your letters, but how things stand in 
England we have received no letters of any thing, and it was 
November before we received yours. If we come at all unto 
you, the means to enable us so to do must come from you. 
For the state of our church, and how it is with us and of our 
people, it is wrote of by Mr. White. Thus praying you to 
pardon my boldness with you in writing as I do, I commend 
you to the keeping of the Lord, desiring, if he see it good, and 
that I might be serviceable unto the business, that I were with 
you. God hath taken away my son, that was with me in the 



Governor Bradford % s Letter Book. 167 

ship, when I went back again ; I have only two children which 
were born since I left you : Fare you well. 

Yours to his power, 

THOMAS BLOSSOM. 
Ley den, December 15, Anno 16; 5. 



To his very loving friend, Mr. William Bradford, Governour 
of Plymouth in Neiv England, these be. 
My loving and kind friend, and brother in the Lord ; my 
own and my wife's true love and hearty salutations to yourself 
and yours and all the rest of our loving friends with you ; hop- 
ing in the Lord of your good healths, which I beseech him long 
to continue for the glory of his name and good of his people. 
Concerning your kind letter to the church, it was read publicly ; 
whereunto (by the church) I send you here inclosed an answer. 
Concerning my brother Robinson's sickness and death and our 
practice, I wrote you at large, some five or six months since ; 
but lest it should miscarry, I have now written to Mr. Brewster 
thereof, to whom I refer you. Now concerning your course of 
choosing your Governours yearly, and in special of their choos- 
ing yourself year after year, as I conceive they still do, and 
Mr. Allerton your assistant ; howsoever I think it the best way 
that can be, so long as it please the Lord to continue your 
lives, and so good Governours offer you ; yet, considering man's 
mortality, whose breath is in his nostrils, and the evils of the 
times wherein we live, in which it is ordinarily seen that worse 
follow them that are good, I think it would be a safer course, 
for after time, the government was sometime removed from 
one to another ; so the assistant one year might be Governour 
next and a new assistant chosen in his place, either of such as 
have or have not been in office ; sometimes one, sometimes 
another, as it shall seem most fit to the corporation. My 
reasons are, first, because other officers that come after you, 
will look (especially if they be ambitiously minded) for the same 
privileges and continuance you have had ; and if he have it not, 
will take great offence, as though unworthy of the place, and 
so greatly disgraced, whom to continue, might be very danger- 
ous, and hazard (at least) the overthrow of all ; men not look- 
ing so much at the reasons why others were so long continued 
as at the custom. 2dly, because others that are unexperienced 
in government might learn by experience ; and so there might 
be fit and able men continually, -when it pleaseth the Lord to 
take any away. 3dly, by this means, you may establish the 
things begun, or done before ; for the Governour this year, 



1 68 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

that was assistant last, will in likelihood, rather ratify and con- 
firm, and go on with that he had a hand in the beginning of, 
when he was assistant, than otherwise, or persuade the new to 
it ; whereas new Governours, especially when there are factions, 
will many times overthrow that which is done by the former, 
and so scarcely any thing goeth forward for the general good ; 
neither that I see, can this be any prejudice to the corporation ; 
for the new may always have the counsel and advice of the old, 
for their direction, though they be out of office ; these things I 
make bold to put to your godly wisdom and discretion, intreat- 
ing you to pardon my boldness therein ; and so leave it to your 
discretion to make use of as you see it fitting, not having writ- 
ten the least inkling hereof to any other. Now I entreat you, 
at your best leisure to write to me, how you think it will in 
likelihood go with your civil and church estate ; whether there 
be hope of the continuance of both, or either ; or whether you 
fear any alteration to be attempted in either ; the reason of 
this my request is, the fear of some amongst us (the which if 
that hinder not, I think will come unto you) occasioned partly 
by your letter to your father in law, Mr. May, wherein you 
write of the troubles you have had with some, who it is like 
(having the times and friends on their sides) will work you what 
mischiefs they can ; and that they may do much, many here 
do fear : And partly by reason of this king's proclamation, 
dated the 13th of May last, in which he saith, that his full 
resolution is, to the end that there may be one uniform course 
of government, in, and through all his whole monarchy ; that 
the government of Virginia shall immediately depend on him- 
self, and not be committed to any company or corporation, etc. 
so that some conceive he will have both the same civil and 
ecclesiastical government that is in England, which occasioneth 
their fear. I desire you to write your thoughts of these things, 
for the satisfying of others ; for my own part and some others, 
we durst rely upon you for that, who we persuade ourselves, 
would not be thus earnest, for our pastor and church to come 
to you ; if you feared the danger of being suppressed. Thus 
desiring you to pardon my boldness, and remember us in your 
prayers ; I for this time and ever, commit you and all your 
affairs to the Almighty, and rest 

Your assured loving friend 

And brother in the Lord, 

ROGER WHITE. 
Ley den, Dec, 1, Anno 1625. 

P. S. The church would entreat you to continue your writ- 
ing to them, which is very comfortable. 



Governor Bradfords Letter Book. 169 

To our most dear, and entirely beloved brethren, Mr. William 
Bradford and Mr. William Brewster, grace mercy and true 
peace be multiplied \ from God our Father, through our Lord 
fesus Christ. Amen. 
Most dear christian friends and brethren, as it is no small 
grief unto you, so is it no less unto us, that we are constrained 
to live thus disunited each from other, especially considering 
our affections each unto other, for the mutual edifying and 
comfort of both, in these evil days wherein we live : if it pleased 
the Lord to bring us again together, than which as no outward 
thing could be more comfortable unto us, or is more desired of 
us, if the Lord see it good; so see we no hope of means of 
accomplishing the same, except it come from you, and there- 
fore, must with patience rest in the work and will of God, per- 
forming our duties to him and you assunder ; whom we are not 
any way able to help, but by our continual prayers to him for 
you, and sympathy of affections with you, for the troubles which 
befal you ; till it please the Lord to reunite us again. But our 
dearly beloved brethren, concerning your kind and respective 
letter, howsoever written by one of you, yet as we continue 
with the consent (at least in affection) of you both, although we 
cannot answer your desire and expectation, by reason it hath 
pleased the Lord' to take to himself out of this miserable world 
our dearly beloved pastor, yet for ourselves we are minded as 
formerly, to come unto you, when and as the Lord afTordeth 
means, though we see little hope thereof at present, as being 
unable of ourselves, and that our friends will help us we see 
little hope. And now, brethren, what shall we say further unto 
you ; our desires and prayers to God, is (if such were his good 
will and pleasure) we might be reunited for the edifying and 
mutual comfort of both, which, when he sees fit, he will ac- 
complish. In the mean time, we commit you unto him and to 
the word of his grace ; whom we beseech to guide and direct 
both you and us, in all his ways, according to that, his word, 
and to bless all our lawful endeavours, for the glory of his name 
and good of his people. Salute, we pray you, all the church 
and brethren with you to whom we would have sent this letter. 
If we knew it could not be prejudicial unto you, as we hope it 
cannot ; yet fearing the worst, we thought fit either to direct 
it to you, our two beloved brethen, leaving it to your goodly 
wisdom and discretion, to manifest our mind to the rest of our 
loving friends and brethren, as you see most convenient. And 
thus intreating you to remember us in your prayers, as we also 



170 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

do you ; we for this time commend you and all your affairs to 
the direction and protection of the Almighty, and rest, 
Your assured loving friends 

And brethren in the Lord, 

FRANCIS JESSOPP, 
THOMAS NASH, 
THOMAS BLOSSOM, 
ROGER WHITE, 
RICHARD MAISTERSON. 
Ley den, Nov. 30, A.D. 1 62 5. 



Before I pass to other things, I will here insert a letter of Mr. 
Robinson's, which, though it is oat of place, yet coming now 
to hand, I thought better to put it here, than to omit it. It 
was written to the church as followeih : 

To the church of God, ai Plymouth, in New England. 
Much beloved brethren, neither the distance of place, nor 
distinction of body, can at all either dissolve or weaken that 
bond of true christian affection in which the Lord by his spirit 
hath tied us together. My continual prayers are to the Lord 
for you ; my most earnest desire is unto you ; from whom I will 
not longer keep (if God will) than means can be procured to 
bring with me the wives and children of divers of you and the 
rest of your brethren, whom I could not leave behind me with- 
out great, both injury to you and them, and offence to God and 
all men. The death of so many our dear friends and brethren ; 
oh ! how grievous hath it been to you to bear, and to us to take 
knowledge of, which, if it could be mended with lamenting, 
could not sufficiently be bewailed ; but we must go unto them 
and they shall not return unto us : And how many even of us, 
God hath taken away here, and in England, since your depar- 
ture, you may elsewhere take knowledge. But the same God 
has tempered judgment with mercy, as otherwise, so in sparing 
the rest, especially those by whose godly and wise government, 
you may be, and (I know) are so much helped. In a battle it 
is not looked for but that divers should die ; it is thought well 
for a side, if it get the victory, though with the loss of divers, 
if not too many or too great. God, I hope, hath given you 
the victory, after many difficulties, for yourselves and others ; 
though I doubt not, but many do and will remain for you and 
us all to strive with. Brethren, I hope I need not exhort you 
to obedience unto those whom God hath set over you, in church 
and commonwealth, and to the Lord in them. It is a chris- 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 171 

I 

tian's honour, to give honour according to men's places ; and 

his liberty, to serve God in faith, and his brethren in love or- 
derly and with a willing and free heart. God forbid, I should 
need to exhort you to peace, which is the bond of perfection, 
and by which all good is tied together, and without which it is 
scattered. Have peace with God first, by faith in his promises, 
good conscience kept in all things, and oft renewed by repent- 
ance; and so, one with another, for his sake, who is, though 
three, one ; and for Christ's sake who is one, and as you are 
called by one spirit to one hope. And the God of peace and 
grace and all goodness be with you, in all the fruits thereof, 
plenteously upon your heads, now and for ever. All your 
brethren here, remember you with great love, a general token 
whereof they have sent you. 

Yours ever in the Lord, 
Leyden, (Holland) June 30, Anno 1621. JOHN ROBINSON. 

{To be continued. ) 



BARNSTABLE, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from page 73.) 

Jbhn Hadeway & Hannah Hallet Married 1 of July 1656 

his Eldest son born About Octo r 1657 & Died About 10 Days After 

his Son John born About y e 16 of August 1658 

his Daughter Hannah born y e Beginning of May 1662 

his Son Edward born y e 10 of Feb 1663 

Trustram Hull his Daughter Mary born End Sep : 1645 

Sarah About y e Latter End of March 

Joseph In June 1652 

John y e End of March 1654 

Hannah In Feb 1656 

Joseph Hull and Experience Harper Married Octo r 1676 

his Son Tristram born 8 of Octo r 1677 

Jonathan Hatch & Sarah Rowley Married 11 April 1646 

his Daughter Mary born y e 14 of July 1648 

his Son Thomas Born y e 1 of January 1649 

his Son Jonathan Born y e 17 of May 1652 

his Son Joseph Born y e 7 of March 1654 

his Son Benjamin 7 of Sept r 1655 

(To be con tii ued.) 



172 Col. John Gorham's "Wast Book! 



COL. JOHN GORHAM'S "WAST BOOK" AND HIS 
"DAYLY JOURNAL." 

FACSIMILES AND TRANSCRIPTS. 
With Notes by George Ernest Bowman. 

Extracts from Col. John Gor ham's "Wast Book" were 
published in the " New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record" in 1897; and in 1898 Mr. Frank William Sprague of 
Br\xjkline, Mass., printed facsimiles of the manuscript in the 
wmc magazine and in the " New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register." The blocks from which these facsimiles 
were printed Mr. Sprague has presented to the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, as already acknowledged in 
this magazine, and he has increased the obligation of the Society 
V© himself by securing from the owner of the "Wast Book," Mr. 
John M. Gorham of Cleveland, Ohio, the loan of this valuable 
manuscript to the Editor for a critical examination and the 
Copying of such parts as seemed desirable. Mr. Gorham's 
courtesy in twice loaning the "Wast Book" is gratefully ac- 
knowledged. 

The " Wast Book " is a blank book of twenty pages, with 
a cover of thick paper. It is thirteen and one-eighth inches 
tall and eight and one-half inches in width, and there are entries 
on every page, including the four cover pages. The owner has 
had bound with it Col. John Gorham's " Dayly Journal," begun 
tight years earlier than the "Wast Book." 

The " Dayly Journal " is twelve and one-fourth inches tall 
and seven and five-eighths inches in width. It originally had 
at least sixty-four pages, as is shown by the stubs of leaves 
which have been cut out. There are now but forty-eight pages, 
four of which are entirely blank. The lower parts of three of 
the leaves have been torn off, and the entries on the last seven 
pages were written with the book reversed. 

In the Louisburg Expedition John 4 Gorham (Shubael z , 
John*, Capt. John 1 ) was Lieutenant Colonel of the Seventh 
Massachusetts Regiment, and his "Wast Book" contains a 
number of interesting notes of the siege; but the entries of 
most importance are those relating to "the Rise of y e Family 
of Gorhams." These entries occupy the whole of the eight- 
eenth and nineteenth pages and part of- the twentieth. The 
facsimiles are here printed in the order in which the entries 



Col. John Gotham 1 s "Wast Book." 173 

were written, the transcripts showing what is on each page of 
the original. 

On the cover of the " Wast Book " is the following inscrip- 
tion : 



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" Wast Book Belonging to Jn° Gorham Began in Louis- 
bourg August 28 th 1745 " 

At the top of the first page of the " Dayly Journal " is the 
following entry : 

*' (Super Altum Mare) June 29 1737 Jn° Gorhams . mem- 
ordm or Dayly Journal — 

Some things put Down for a memorandum and account of 
Some Venters on Bord Sloop Neptune Solo Davis Comdr " 

From other entries it appears that John Gorham was trad- 
ing in various ports of Newfoundland during July and August, 
1737 ; and on page 46 is found this entry : 

"S* Johns 13 of Augs* 1737 I took possession of Brigg* 
Greenland Brigg* as mastr heald & tallowd her a 1 N. England 
pay ^8 pr month Bound to London & .to Boston " 

In command of a brigantine bound on a voyage to London, 
Gorham began to make note of matters to be attended to while 
there, and on page 48 is found the following entry, to which Mr. 
Sprague called my attention when he brought the manuscript 
to me : 

"augs* 29 1737 In S* Johns 1737 
memorandums of things to be bought In London 
Coppy of Cos Daniel Gorhams Invintary sent home " 

"to Look out for y e Gorhams Coat of Amies. Came from 
Huntimrtunshear " 



174 Col. John Gothams "Wast Book." 

With this entry in mind I examined the remaining pages 
with the greatest care and was rewarded by finding on the 
forty-fourth page, under the heading "London . Octobr 1737 
Som Account of cash Lade out or Spent," the following entries : 

"Herralds office 7 . . 6" 

u paid a man for Looking out the 

Gorhams in the Citty 1 — 6" 

The record of the fee of seven shillings and six pence paid 
at the Heralds College seems to indicate that the search for a 
coat of arms was successful. One could wish that Gorham had 
been more explicit in his entry and named the family with 
which he was connected. This omission is especially unfortu- 
nate since his notes in the "Wast Book" and the " Dayly Jour- 
nal," that the family came from Huntingdonshire and that 
Capt. John's father was also named John, contradict the claim 
of modern writers that Capt. John Gorham was the John (son 
of Ralph) who was baptized at Benefield, Northamptonshire, on 
28 January, 1620/ 1. 

Which claim shall we accept ? The one made by the great- 
grandson of Capt. John Gorham on the authority of Capt. John's 
grandson, Capt. George Gorham, or the one made by modern 
writers and based chiefly on similarity of names ? 

I will first consider the claim that Capt. John was the son 
of Ralph. This seems to be based solely on the fact that there 
was a Ralph Gorham in Plymouth between 2 October, 1637, 
and 5 April, 1642*, and that a Ralph Gorham had a son bap- 
tized at Benefield in 1621 as already stated. The statement 
has been made that the Plymouth Colony Records prove that 
Ralph of Plymouth was the father of Capt. John, but this is 
an error, as these records contain not the slightest evidence of 
any relationship between the two. 

Capt. John Gorham's deposition, which was printed in an 
earlier issue of this magazine,! states his age as " $3 yeares or 
therabouts" early in 1675. This, if exact, would make him 
more than a year younger than the John baptized at Benefield 
2S January, 1 620/1, but it is not conclusive evidence either for 
or against his identity with the John of Benefield. 

Since no proof that Capt. John's father was Ralph has yet 

♦Court Orders, I: 128,195,208; II: 47. 
t Mayflower Descendant, V: 28. 



Col. Jo Jm Gorliams "Wast Book!' 175 

been produced by those who claim this connection, it is reason- 
able to suppose that Capt. George Gorham's statement was 
correct, and my examination of the records has resulted in the 
discovery of corroborative evidence which seems to have escaped 
the notice of earlier searchers. In August, 1643, a record was 
made of all the males between the ages of sixteen and sixty who 
were able to bear arms. In this list we find a John Gorham 
enrolled at Plymouth and one enrolled at Marshfield. In the 
absence of any evidence that this was an error, we must accept 
the record as it stands. Capt. John's first child was born at 
Plymouth, 2 April, 1644, and the second one at Marshfield, 
5 May, 1646. It is probable therefore that he was enrolled at 
Plymouth and his father at Marshfield, in August, 1643. 

I would call attention here to still another John Gorham, 
hitherto unnoticed. The Salem Quarterly Court Records and 
Files show that there was a John Gorham at the Iron Works at 
Lynn in December, 1647, September, 1650, and December, 
1650, and that in June, 165 1, a John Gorham whose residence 
is not stated was fined for drunkenness.* Who was this John ? 
" The entry in the " Wast Book " was made but a short time 
after the death of Col. Shubael 3 Gorham, Capt. John's grandson. 
and the statements made were " taken from Cap* George 3 Gor- 
ham" (another grandson), whose father, Shubael 2 (Capt. Jo hit 1 ), 
was living two years after the "Wast Book " was begun. Capt. 
George 3 was born in 1697 and must have been acquainted with 
at least three of his uncles (Capt. John's sons), James 2 who died 
in 1707, John 2 who died in 17 16, and Joseph 2 who died in 1726. 
Capt. George, 3 therefore, had every opportunity to learn the 
name of his great-grandfather and the part of England from 
which the' family came. We must also take into consideration 
the fact that in 1737, eight years before the " Wast Book" 
was begun, Col. John 4 made a memorandum to the effect that 
the family came from Huntingdonshire, and looked the matter 
up when he reached London. If he had been descended from 
Ralph of Benefield he would have been certain to learn of 
it at this time, and would not have been likely to accept the 
statement of Capt. George, that Capt. John's father was named 
John. 

The facsimiles and transcripts of the entries in the "Wast 
Book " will be found on the following pages. 

The transcripts were made from the original document, not 
from the facsimiles. 



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Gorham — 

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mm :::. G:rum alias G:rham — ...::. Sir. aft: Kavin? Marrvea 
With an Howland and Had Serial] Children Went home to England 
ar.d Return, d 5::ae again t: his rami! — 

His Father Lived & Dyed a:: Marshdeld ar.d V.'hats Remark: : 
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[p. 19] Cp*. John Gorham Was a Captain of a Company of English 
& Indians and Went to the Fight of King philip — or Swamp Nar- 
raganset fight and there Was Wownded by having his poudr Horn 
Shot and Split against his side and Wownded — and Dyed att 
Swansey — His Leut — [*] His Ensigne Isaec Barker — 

His second Son was My Grandfather Coll John Gorham maryed 
mary Otis Coll John Otis Sister 

Children . Mary maryd Cap £ Joseph Hinkley — Temperanc 
maryd Stephen Clap — Thankful maryd Cap 1 John fuller mercey 
maryd Coll Silvanas Bourn. 

Sons Stephen Gorham servd his time att Nantucket With Nath 1 
Starbuck Black Smith — & Maryed Elzebh Gardner Daughter of 
James Gardner — and boath Was of the Quaker principalis — 

had about doz Children. Daughtrs all maryd att Nantucket 
Sons all Used the sea. Stephen Dyed aged about 60 

Shuball Gorham — Maryed mary thacher Coll John thachers 
Daughtr Daughter owne Cosens — 

Children — John f — David — mary Willim — Lydia Hanah 
Hanah Shuball — Joseph Benj n — 






* Illegible. 



t This John wrote the " Wast Book." — Editor. 



180 Plympton, Mass., Vital Records. 

Coll Gorham Dyed att Louisburg feb 20 1745/6 

John Gorham mared Prudence Crocker — many Children 

Job Gorham — maryed Desire Dimock Sister to Cap' Ed Dimock 

Killed In this Expedition his second Wife — Cap 1 Isaec Freemans 

Widdow — 

[p. 20] unk Shuball Gorham Maryed att Nantucket puella Hussey 

Remark — he and my Granfather and all the Weddners In Going 
over to Nantucket to the Wedding with Cap 1 James Gardner Wa> 
taken prisoners and Stripped by a Small French Shallop From port 
Koyall betwixt Nantucket & Hyanas — He had three Sons all Used 
the sea — -George Danell & Jonathan — Sevn sisters and all but to 
maryd att Nantucket — 

James Gorham maryd a Huggins — Livd att Barnstable 
Joseph Gorham maryed Sarah Sturgis Lived Yarmouth 
Jabez Gorham Maryd Widdow Gray Sister to Sary Sturgis movd 
to Bristoll — 



PLYMPTON, MASS., VITAL RECORDS* 

{Continued from Vol. Ill, p. 166.) 

[p. 149] the Children of John Rickard and Sarah his wife 

Margret Rickard was born Aprill 5 th 1708 

Mary Rickard was born October 4 th 1709 

Moriah Rickard was born September 29 th 17 n 

the Children of William Churchell jun and Ruth his Wife 

Ebenezer Churchell was born octob r 18 th 1705 

Hannah Churchell was born October 23 d : 1707 

David Churchell was born y e 4 th . of . novem r 1709 

Rebeckah Churchell was born Janewary 8 :h 17 \\ 

William Church was born December y e 15 th : 17 14 : 

Ruth Churchell was born Sep 1 y e 14 th 17 16 

Nathaniel Churchell was born Maye y e 11 th 17 18 

abigail Churchel was born July y e 11 th 1720 

Ichabod Churchel was bom Sep t y e 24 1722 

the Children of William Sturtevant and fear his Wife. She was the 

daughter of the Rev. Isaac Cushman of Ply nipt on* 
Isaac Sturtevant was bora august 10 th 1708 
Hannah Sturtevant was born augu st 20 th : 1711 
Rebeckah Sturtevant was born July y e (deceas*) 17 15 
flcar & Elisabeth Sturtevant were born at at a bearth aprill the 7 th 

1 7 19 The said Fear, the daughter, married Capt. fohn Waterman 

of Halifax. 
the Chilldren of Jabez Edye by Mary his Wife 
Jabez Edye was born Aprill 14 th 1700 

• Entries in italics are additions to the original records by Lewis Bradford, 
town clerk 1S12-1S51. 



Ply7>ipton, Mass., Vital Records. 181 

Mary Edye was born Janewary 24 th 1707V 

Ledia Edye was born february 3 d 170I 

Beulah Edye was born June 6 th 1707 

Moses Edye was born August 24 th 1709 

Hasadiah Edye was born March 20 th 17 {4 

the Children of Jobe Simmons and hannah his wife 

Patience Simmons was born March first 170^ patience Simmons 

deceast December 30 th 17 12 
Abigaill Simmons was born octob r 21 st 1703 
Rebeckah Simmons was born maye 3 d 1706 
Moses Simmons was born february 25 th : 170^* 
Ebenezer Simmons was born Novem r 18 th 1709 
Sarah Simmons was born march 17 th 17-^ 
John Simons was born may 7 th 1714 
Elizabeth simons was borne decembr 13 th 1716 
Elijah simons was born march 1 4 th 1 7 1 7 
Job simons was born may 20 th 1720 

[p. 150] The Children of John Tilson by lidia his Wife 

Timothy Tilson was born february* 24 th 1707 

Mary Tilson was born December 13 th 1708 

lidia Tilson was born maye 9 th 1 7 1 1 

Jonathan Tilson was born Sep 1 y e 29 th 17 15 

Patience Tilson was born Janewary y e 18 th 17 18 

John Tillson was born march 23 d 17 13 

the Children of Ephraim Tilson Jun r by marcy his wife 

lemuell Tilson born aprill 9 th r7ii 

Hanah Tilson was born June y e 3 d 1713 

Marcy Tilson was born aprill y e 29 th 17 16 

Content Tilson was born y e 13 th 17 18 

Lois Tilson was born March y e 9 th 172^- 

waitstil Tilson was born June the 3 d 1723 

Martha born November y e 6 th 1725 

Abigal tilson was born July 4 th 1729 

the Children of Josiah Cushman by Susanah his Wife 

Susanah Cushman was born Sep 1 16 th 17 10 deceast 

Martha Cushman was born Janewary y e 12 th 17-^ 

Susanah Cushman born born may y e 24 : 17 15 : 

anna Cushman was born maye y e 20 th 17 17 

Josiah Cushman was born Aug 5t y e 12 th 17 19 

Elcanah Cushman was born Sep* y e 172 1 

William Cushman was born feb r y e 26 th 1723/4 

the Child of Samull Cushman by fear his Wife 

desier Cushman was born Sep 1 18 th 17 10 

Marcy Cushman was born feb r 8 th \i\\ 

Samuell Cushman was born July y e 10 th 17 15 

Joseph Cushman was born Janewary y* 7 th 17 17 

Jacob Cushman was born March y e twentyeth 17^ 

* The " 7 " of the fraction \ has been worn off. 



1 82 Ptympton, Mass., Vital Records. 

Jamima Cushman was born October y e 23 d 1724 

the Children of John Cole Jun r by patience his Wife 

patience Cole was born y e 19 th of June 17 10 

Ebenezer Cole was born y e 17 th of octob r 17 11 

John Coall was born October y e 16 17 13 

Hannah Cole was born November y e 3 d 17 15 

James Cole was born Janewary e 31 st 17 1\ 

Hezekiah Cole was born July y e 29 th : 1722 deceast 

Hesekiah Cole was born april the 9 th : 1725 

Joseph Cole was born decem br 26 th 1726 

Consider Cole was born 29 th October 1729 

the Children of Abiall fuller by annis his Wife 

John ffuller was born february 25 : 17 of John fuller Deceast see page 

130. 
Benjamine ffuller was born march 13 th 17 of 
Abigaill ffuller was born aprill 5 th 1709 
Abiall fuller was born march 17 th \l\\ 
Seth fuller was born June y e 12 th 17 15 
Annis fuller was born May y e 28 : 17 18 
see page 131 for the death of the parents. 

[p. 151] the Child of Benjamine Soull by Sarah his wife 

Ebenezer Soull was born february 16 th fjW 

the Children of Benjamin Sampson by margret his wife 

Thomas Sampson was born 8 th of february \*j\\ 

Benjamine Sampson was born December 25 th : 17 12 17 12 

Ruth Sampson was born July y e 11 th 17 16 

Nathaniell Sampson was bom Sep* y e 25 th 1718 

Philemon Sampson was born Sep 1 y e 12 th 1720 

For the deaths of the Parents see Page 112. 

the Children of John witon by Bethiah his wife 

Aszariah witon born august 9 th 17 n 

Allice whiton was born february 28 th i7|f 

Jedidah whiton was born february y e 8 th 17 if 

Zaccheus witon born Maye y e first : 17 16 

alpheus whiton was born March y e 10 th 17 1£ 

Bethiah witon was born aug st y e 16 th * 172 

John witon was born feb r y e 27 th 172^ 

thomas witon born May the 27 1724. 

the Children of Jonathan Briant by Margery his wife 

Mary bom November 24 th 1707 

Jonathan Briant was born maye : 11 : 1 7 1 1 

the Children of Joseph Prat and Martha his wife 

Joseph Prat was born June 28 th 1707 

Benajah Prat was born march 27 17 of 

Elcanah Prat was born march 12 17}^- 

Martha Prat was born October 28 th 17 12 

the Child r of Micajah Dunham by mary his wife 

*" 1720" was crossed out. 



Plympton, Mass., Vital Records. 183 

Joanah Dunham was born Nov mr 5 th 1709 

the Children of Daniell Pratt by Easter his wife. 

Joshua Prat was born Desember 27 th 1701 

Sarah Prat born October first 1703 

by Mary his wife 

Benjamine Prat was born 28 th 1707 

Ester Prat was born march y e 30 th 1709 1709. 

[p. 152] the Children of Samuell Sturtevant Jun r by mary his wife 

desier Sturtevant was born March 8 th 170$ 

Lemuell Sturtevant was born march 5 th 17^ 

Samuell Sturtevant was born June 5 th 17 16 

the births of Joseph Sampson and his Children by Anne his Wife 

Joseph Sampson w r as born July 14 th 1679 

Deborah Sampson was born august 2 2 d 1706 

Judeth Sampson was born Sep t 27 1708 

wealthea Sampson was born July y e 2 d 1712 

Jadadiah Sampson was born June y e 21 st 17 14 

Susanah Sampson was born may y e 9 th 17 16 

the Children of John Curtice by Charity his Wife 

Ruth Curtice was born May 20 th 17 10 

Sarah Curtice was born may y e 10 th 17 11 

the Children of Joseph Rickard by Deborah his wife 

Deborah Rickard was born Novem r 10 1707 

pressellah Rickah was born Janewary 21 th : i7o T 9 g 

Mary Rickard was born octo r 29 th 1711 

Joseph Rickard was born November y e 20 th 17 13 

John Rickard was born November y e 14 th 17 15 

Silas Rickard was born aprill y e 26 th 17 17 

Sollomon Rickard was born y e 8 th day of april 17 19 

the Children of Adam wright by Mehetebell his wife 

Nathan wright was born may 12 th 171 1 

the Children of Georg Sampson by Elezebeth his wife 

Joseph Sampson was born July 14 th 1679 

Abigaill Sampson was born Janewary 22 d 168? 

Judeth Sampson was born march 3 d i68| 

Ruth Sampson was born Decem r 22 nd 1684 

Benjamine Sampson was born Sep 1 19 th 1686 

Martha Sampson was born octob r 25 th 1689 

Georg Sampson was born March 10 th 169^ 

Elizebeth Sampson was born Decem r 2 2 d 1692 

William Sampson was born Julye 8 th 1695 

Seth Sampson was born December 2 2 d 1697 

M r George Sampson, the father of the aboTe Children, died July 26. 
J 739 * n Me 8j e/l year of his age. Mrs Elizabeth Sampson, his 
wife died May 27, 1727, in the 71 st year of her age! 

[p. 153] the Children of Ebenezer Standish by hannah his w[ife] 
Zachariah Standish was born October 12 th 1698 



184 Pfympton, Mass., Vital Records. 

Moses Standish was born agust 30 th 1701* 

Hannah Standish was born march 6 th 170^ She married Seth 
Staples. 

Zeruiah Standish was born Janewary 8 th 170$ She married An- 
drew Ring. 

Sarah Standish was born November 9 th : 1709 She married Jabcz 
Newland. 

Marcy Standish was born octo r y e : 17 th 17 16 She married Ebeitr 
Lobdell and Benj : Weston. 

M r Ebenezer Standish, the Father of the above Children, died in 
Flympton March 19 . 1755 . in the 83 d year of his age M rs 
Hannah Standish the Mother of the above Children, died January 
23 . 1759, in the 80 th year of her age. 

The Children of James Briant and Sarah his wife 

Barnebus Briant was born march 7 th 17 \\ 

Rebeckah Briant Deceasd aprill 26 th 171 1 

hopstill Briant was born June y e 23 d 1 7 13 : 

Barnabus Briant was born November y e 18 th 17 15 

Seth Briant was born July y e 16 th 17 18 

Rebeckah Briant was born feb r the 4 th 172^ 

Sarah, the Mother was the daughter of the Rev. Isaac Cushman. 

The Children of John Waterman & Ledia his wife 

Sarah waterman was born November the 8 th 1709 

Joseph waterman was born february 2 d ^l\\ 

peres watterman was born October y e 8 th 17 13 

Anthony watterman was born June y e 23 d : 17 16 

John waterman was born July y e 3 d 17 18 

Elesar waterman was born August 3 d 172 1 

Lydia waterman was born april 7 th 1724 

the Chilldren of Eleazer prat by hannah his wife 

Eleazer prat was born September 17 th 1705 

Elizebeth pratt was born March 4 th 170^ 

William and jane pratt were born att a birth march 20 th : 17J-? 

The Children of Joseph phinney by Easter his wife 

Marcy phinney was Born sep* 19 th 1707 

Joseph phiney was born aprill 10 th 1709 

pelatiah phinney was born march 2i r f : 17^^ 

patience phiney was born aug st y e : 19 : 17 13 

Experience phiney was brorn aprill the 8 th 17 16 

hanah Phiney was born april y e 8 th 1720 

John Briants Children by mary his Wife 

Elisha Briant was Born jun 28 th 1707 

Ephraim Briant was born Janewary 18 th 17 10 

Sarah Bryant, who married David Morse 

Also John Bryant, who died Oct. 25, 1724, aged 4 years and 9 months. 

James, born Aug. 27, 1702 ; and 

Ebenezer, born March 14, 1705. 

{To be continued.') 
* " 2 " was changed to " 1." f « I " written over " 2." 



The Will of Josiah 1 Cooke. 185 

THE WILL OF JOSIAH 2 COOKE.* 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Josiah 2 Cooke of Eastham, son of Josiah Cooke of Plym- 
outh and Eastham, was not descended from Francis Cooke of 
the Mayflower f; but he married Deborah 3 Hopkins (Gyles 2 , 
Stephen 1 ) and through her all of his descendants are eligible 
to membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants, since 
both her father and grandfather were Mayflower passengers. 

Josiah Cooke died at Eastham 31 January, 1732, and his 
will is recorded in the Barnstable County Probate Records, 
Volume V, pages 124 and 125. 



[Josiah 2 Cooke's Will.] 

In the name of God amen this Seventh day of december in 
the first year of his Majestys Reign Anno Domini One Thou- 
sand Seven hundred twenty Seven I Josiah Cooke of Eastham 
in the County of Barnstable in the Province of y e Massachussetts 
bay in New England Yeoman being now arriv'd to old Age and 
being yett of disposeing mind and memory blessed be God for 
it do now therefore make & Ordain this my Last Will and 
Testament hereby revokeing and making null & Void all Wills 
and Testaments by me heretofore made and this only to be my 
Last Will & Testament In manner following First of all I Com- 
mit my Soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth to 
be decently buried And having Already taken Care for the Sup- 
port of my Life in my old age and haveing Already given to 
my Children Considerable in Lands money andc, I do now 
therefore Give devise and Dispose of the Remainder of my 
Estate as followeth That is to Say after my Just Debts and 
funeral Charges are paid, I do in the first Place give and be- 
queath unto the South Church of Christ In Eastham whereof 
I was a member The Full & Just Sum of Fourty Shillings Pass- 
able money to be delivered to and Receiv'd by the Deacons of 
Sd Church for the Use of Sd Church 

Item I give and bequeath to the Reverend M r Samuel Os- 
born Pastor of Said Church The full Sum of Twenty Shillings 
Passable money Item I Give To my Son Josiah Cooke my Silver 

* Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the Colonial Re- 
search Fund. 

t See Mayflower Descendant, III : 97, footnote. 



1 86 The Will of JosiaJP Cooke. 

headed Cane & no more of my Estate & Twenty Shillings 
Passable money — 

Item I Give To my Son Richard Cooke Twenty Shillings 
Passable money and no more of my Estate — 

Item I Give to my Son Joshua Cooke Twenty Shillings 
Passable money and no more of my Estate — 
[p. 125] Item I Give to my Son Caleb Cooke Twenty Shillings 
Passable money and no more of my Estate — 

Item I Give to my Loving Daughter Deborah Godfrey 
Twenty pounds in money or in things Valued at money price 
whereof in part of the Sd Twenty pounds She hath Receiv'd 
already by a Note of Particulars the Sum of Ten pounds Six 
Shillings — The remainder of the Twenty pound being paid She 
Shall have no more of my Estate 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Newcomb Twenty 
Shillings Passable money & no more of my Estate — 

And the abovesd Legacys To be paid by my Executor here- 
after mention'd In Convenient time after my decease — 

And I do also Constitute and appoint my Son Benjamin 
Cooke my Sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament, 
In Witness to the Truth of the above Written I have hereunto 
Sett my hand and Seal the day and Year Abovesaid 
Sign'd Seald & Declared to be his T . , hi % , /c . ,. 

Last Will and Testament in JosiahjZooke (Seal) 

Presence of us 
Witness 

Samuel Freeman 

Isaac Pepper 

John Witherell 

Barnstable Ss The above named Samuel Freeman & Isaac 
Pepper Who Sign'd as Witnesses to this Instrument made Oath 
that they Saw Josiah Cooke abovemention'd Sign Seal pro- 
nounce and declare the abovewritten Instrument to be his Last 
Will and Testament and that he was of Sound mind and Mem- 
ory when he So did in their best Apprehension and that they 
each Sign'd with John Witherell as Witness at the Same time 
Dated the 5 th Day of July 1732 

Coram A Bourn Judge of Probate 

Barnstable Ss Att a Court of Probate held at Sandwich on 
the 30 th day of August 1732 Then this Will was Approv'd ^ 
A Bourn Jud : of Prob — 

Recorded and Compared & Recored P r S Bourn Reg r 

The Exec tr gave bond & So no Inv entory 






Reports from State Societies, 187 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The thirty-fifth meeting of the Society was held at the Hotel Vendome, 
Boston, on Saturday afternoon, March 28, 1903. The meeting was given 
up entirely to the consideration of business matters, including proposed 
changes in the By-Laws, which were amended so that in future the Annual 
Meeting will be held on the twenty-eighth day of March, the anniversary 
of the organization of the Society. The Annual Dinner will be given, as 
heretofore, on the twenty -first of November. 

The thirty-sixth meeting of the Society was held at Potter Hall, New 
Century Building, Boston, on Tuesday evening, April 28, 1903. Mr. Mor- 
ton Dexter, the Governor of the Society, delivered an address on the Pil- 
grims in Leyden ; and Miss Harriet Arline Shaw gave several selections 
on the harp and there were vocal selections by Miss Margaret S. Conrad. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

"Perth Assembly," printed by Elder Brewster in 16 19. Presented by 
some of his descendants. [See Pilgrim Notes and Queries in this issue.] 

Photograph of the record of Governor William Bradford's baptism, 
from Mr. Morton Dexter of Boston. 

"A Finding List of Genealogies and Local History in the Syracuse 
Public Library, Syracuse, New York, Supplement No. 1," from the 
Library. 

A pamphlet on the Reed Family, from the compiler, Mr. Edward F. 
Reed of Boston. 

Fifty-seven numbers of the " Bangor Historical Magazine " and the 
" Maine Historical Magazine," from Mr. Edward H. Whorf of Boston. 

Matthews' " American Armory and Blue Book," from Mrs. Edwin K. 
Moore of Boston. 

"Proceedings of the Bostonian Society," 1903, from the Society. 

"Chicago Historical Society. Report of Annual Meeting, November 18, 
1902," from the Society. 

"Waterman (Illinois) Year Book," 1902, from the compiler, Mr. George 
E. Congdon of Sac City, Iowa. 

" Kimball-Weston Memorial," from the compiler, Prof. William Herbert 
Hobbs of Madison, Wis. 

"Manual of the General Court," Massachusetts, 1903, from Mr. Arthur 
E. Linnell of Wollaston. 

A Spoon made by the donor in a Spoon-mould said to have belonged 
to Peregrine White; also forty-six Reports of the Town of Brewster, 
Mass., from Town Clerk Eben W. Paine. 

"Genealogy in part of the Sprague Families in America from 1628 to 
1902," from the compiler, Hon. Augustus B. R. Sprague of Worcester. 

Vital Records of the towns of Lee, Leicester, Medrield and Westbor- 
ough, Mass. (four volumes), from the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

Thirty-seven Reports of the Town of Truro, Mass., from Town Clerk 
John B. Dyer. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 4, 1903. 

711. Mrs. Charles Volney Hooper, Albany, eighth from William Brewster, 

seventh from Love Brewster. 

712. Charles Francis Brown, Baltimore, Md., eighth from John Alden. 



188 Reports from State Societies. 

Members Elected. 
March 16, 1903. 

769. William Taft Slay ton, M.D., Hyde Park, Vt, seventh from Dr. 

Samuel Fuller. 

770. Miss Sarah Banks Thompson, Boston, seventh from Francis Cooke. 

771. Theodore Lyman Harlow, Gardner, ninth from Richard Warren. 

772. Mrs. John Bishop Bartlett, Boston, eighth from John Howland. 

773. Mrs. William Henry Allen, Boston, eighth from John Howland. 

774. Hugh Ausborne Hopkins, Maiden, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 
March 28, 1903. 

775. Mrs. Luigi Melano Rossi, Boston, tenth from William Brewster. 
April 21, 1903. 

776. Augustus Brown Reed Sprague, Worcester, seventh from John Alden. 

777. Mrs. George Gibson McMurtry, New York, N. Y., seventh from 

John Alden. 

778. Samuel Swett Green, Worcester, seventh from John Howland. 

779. Col. Henry Clay Wood, New York, N. Y., seventh from Francis 

Cooke. 
May 22, 1903. 
7S0. Joseph Alden Shaw, Worcester, seventh from John Alden. 

781. Mrs. Clarence Fletcher Hare, Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

782. Mrs. Charles Ward Bartlett, Brookline, eighth from Thomas Rogers. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
January, 1903. 

738. Miss Erminnie A. French, tenth from James Chilton, ninth from 
Mary Chilton. 

752. Clarence F. French, tenth from James Chilton, ninth from Mary 

Chilton. 

753. Mrs. Clarence F. French, eighth from Peter Brown. 
February, 1903. 

305. Mrs. George E. Richardson, ninth from Richard Warren. 
713. Miss Katharine K. Davis, eighth from John Howland. 
759. Miss Helen Perkins, ninth from William Bradford; tenth from 

, James Chilton, ninth from Mary Chilton ; ninth from Richard 
Warren. 
March, 1903. 

763. Mrs. Edwin K. Moore, eighth from Isaac Allerton. 
April, 1903. 

180. Mrs. Charles H. Fisher, eighth from John Howland. 
769. William T. Slay ton, M.D., ninth from Francis Cooke. 
May, 1903. 
715. Arthur E. Linnell, tenth from Thomas Rogers, ninth from Joseph 

Rogers. N 
779. Col. Henry C. Wood, seventh from Peter Brown. 



Reports frojn State Societies. 189 

April i, 1903. 

713. Mrs. Erastus Buck Treat, New York, seventh from Edward Doty. 

714. Miss Sara Louise Chase, New York, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 

715. Mrs. Hampton Pierson Howell, New York, eighth from Myles 

Standish. 

716. Miss Bessie Adele Brown, Baltimore, Md., eighth from John Alden. 

717. Mrs. Charles Valentine Faile, New York, eighth from Isaac Allerton, 

seventh from Mary Allerton. 
May 6, 1903. 

718. William Robinson Pitcher, Brooklyn, ninth from William Brewster. 

719. Anson Jesse Ives, Savannah, Ga., ninth from Francis Cooke, eighth 

from John Cooke. 

720. Miss Lillian Rudderow Richmond, Buffalo, ninth from Thomas 

Rogers. 

721. Edward Seymour Richmond, Buffalo, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 

722. Mrs. Perry A. Randall, Fort Wayne, Ind., ninth from Stephen Hop- 

kins, eighth from Constance Hopkins. 

723. Frank Brookfield, New York, ninth from William Brewster. 
May 11, 1903 

724. Frank Bartiett Steele, Buffalo, eighth from William Bradford. 

725. Mrs. Algernon S. Butterfield, Evansville, Ind., eighth from William 

Bradford. 
May 21, 1903. 

726. Mrs. Charles Henry Ray, Hartford, Conn., eighth from Stephen 

Hopkins, seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 

727. Mrs. Francis Swinnerton Bullock, Baltimore, Md., sixth from John 

Alden. 

728. Horace Brown, Baltimore, Md., eighth from John Alden. 

729. James Shepard Dennis, New York, eighth from William Bradford. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
May 13, 1903. 
145. Mrs. Henry Winfield Peacock, Mt. Airy, seventh from John Alden. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 1 1, 1903. 

105. Morton McCulloch Snow, M.D., Chicago, tenth from Stephen Hop- 

kins, ninth from Constance Hopkins. 
May 13, 1903. 

106. Edward Beecher Case, Chicago, eighth from John Alden. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 10, 1903. 

154. John Alden Goldsborough, Washington, eighth from John Alden. 

155. George Colvin Kennedy, Waterloo, Iowa, ninth from John Alden. 

156. Robert Root Bennett, Washington, eighth from Francis Cooke. 



190 Reports from State Societies. 

157. Frederick Dent Grant, San Antonio, Texas, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 
April 7, 1903. 

158. Thomas Monroe Gale, Washington, ninth from Edward Fuller, 

eighth from Samuel Fuller. 

159. Mrs. William Curtis Hill, Washington, tenth from Edward Fuller, 

ninth from Samuel Fuller. 
May 12, 1903. 

160. William Bradford Hiteshew, Parkersburg, W. V r a., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

161. Charles Talbott Hiteshew, Parkersburg, W. Va., eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

162. Brainard Henry Warner, Washington, eighth from Edward Doty. 

163. Mrs. Charles Edward Munroe, Washington, ninth from William 

Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster. 

164. Edgar Nelson Doty, Wilkinsburg, Pa., seventh from Edward Doty. 

Supplemental Line Filed. 
March, 1903. 
155. George C. Kennedy, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
April 14, 1903. 
48. Mrs. William Herbert Hobbs, Madison, ninth from Francis Cooke. 



RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 11, 1903. 

50. John Francis Adams, Pawtucket, ninth from John Howland. 

51. Mrs. John Alexander Cross, Providence, tenth from William Brewster. 

52. Mrs. Roscoe Stetson Washburn, Providence, eighth from John How- 

land. 

53. Courtland Cook Earle, Providence, tenth from Francis Cooke, ninth 

from John Cooke. 

54. Mrs. Ellery Irving Wilcox, Providence, tenth from Richard Warren. 

55. Addison Pierce Munroe, Providence, eighth from Richard Warren. 

56. Charles Frederic Taylor, Providence, eighth from Richard Warren. 

57. Miss Annie Williams Taylor, Providence, ninth from Richard Warren. 
March 25, 1903. 

58. William Lloyd Slade, Providence, eighth from Richard Warren. 

59. Mrs. Henry Brayton Rose, Providence, eighth from Richard Warren. 

60. Mrs. Clarence E. Thomas, Wakefield, ninth from John Howland. 

61. Miss Grace Belle Davis, Providence, tenth from Francis Cooke, ninth 

from John Cooke. 

62. Miss Edith Howland Manchester, Providence, eleventh from Francis 

Cooke, tenth from John Cooke. 

63. Mrs. Samuel Ames, Providence, ninth from James Chilton, eighth 

from Mary Chilton. 

64. Walter Howland Manchester, Providence, seventh from Francis 

Cooke 



Pilgrim Xetcs and Queries. 191 

65. Miss Opal Anna Russell, Providence, ninth from Myles Standish. 
May 15, 1903. 

66. George Allen Taylor, Providence, ninth from Richard Warren. 

Supplemental Line Filed. 
April, 1903. 
53. Courtland Cook Earle, tenth from Richard Warren. 



MICHIGAN SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 17, 1903. 

36. Miss Bessie Mitchell West, Detroit, ninth from Richard Warren. 

37. Frank West, Detroit, ninth from Richard Warren. 

38. Herschel Bouton LazelL Lansing, eighth from Francis Cooke. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

Vital Records of Towns in Plymouth County, Mass. The 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants is preparing to publish 
the vital records (births, intentions of marriage, marriages and deaths) of 
the towns of Plymouth County, in addition to those of Barnstable County. 
The records of each town will be issued in a separate volume, which will 
contain a literal copy of every entry found on the records of the town down 
to the year 1850. 

A more detailed announcement, giving also the advance subscription 
prices of a number of the books, will be ready soon. 

Old Colony Town Record Fund. In order to assist in the work 
of printing the records of the towns in Plymouth County the " Old Colony 
Town Record Fund" has been started, and all gifts towards the expense of 
this work and advance subscriptions for copies of the books, with all receipts 
from sales of books issued at the expense of the fund, will be added to it 

Contributions received: Arthur I. Nash, $25.00 ; Herbert Nash, $25.00: 
Total, $50.00. 

Five hundred sets of Bowman's Ancestral Charts and ten copies of 
the Freeman Genealogy have been donated by the Editor, to be sold for 
the benefit of the Old Colony Town Record Fund in accordance with the 
very liberal offer in our advertising pages. 

Brewster, Mass., Vital Records. The Regular Edition of the 
Brewster, Mass., Vital Records, which will contain literal copies of all 
entries of births, intentions of marriage, marriages and deaths found on the 
records of the town down to the year 1850, will be ready about Septem- 
ber first and until that date advance subscriptions, if accompanied by a 
remittance, will be accepted at $1.00 per copy. On and after September 1, 
1903, the price of this book will be $2.00 per copy. 

Truro, Mass., Vital Records. The work of transcribing the Truro 
records has been completed and about one-fourth of the manuscript has 



192 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

been put into type. The work is proceeding as rapidly as the funds will 
allow. 

Chatham and Dennis Vital Records. We are now prepared to 
receive subscriptions for the Chatham and the Dennis records, and the 
copying of the Dennis records has begun. The prices of these books will 
be as follows: Chatham, 54.00 (S3. 00 if paid in advance of publication); 
Dennis 54.00 (£3.00 if paid in advance of publication). 

Capk Cod Town Record Fund. Contributions received: Miss 
Susan Snow Rogers, 525.00; A Friend, $4.00; Edwin A. Grozier, $1.00; 
James L. Wesson, 5i.oo; Isaac G. Lombard, $1.00; Special Gifts for 
Brewster Memorial: Benjamin H. Doane, $5.00; Miss Esther Hinckley 
Baker, 53.25; John E. Brandegee, 52.00; Mrs. Melvin B. Gilbert, $1.00; 
George Ernest Bowman, 535.00 (Receipts from sales of Bowman's Ances- 
tral Charts and Freeman Genealogies, as advertised); Advance payments 
for copies of Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Orleans, Province-town, 
Truro and Wellneet books, $286.00 ; Previously acknowledged, $364.00 ; 
Total receipts, 572S.25. 

"Perth Assembly," Printed at Leyden, 1619. A copy of David 
Calderwood's " Perth Assembly," printed by Elder William Brewster at 
Leyden in 16 19, has been purchased, handsomely bound in full light red 
crushed Levant, and presented to the Massachusetts Society by descend- 
ants of Elder Brewster, and the names of the donors have been inscribed 
in the book. The names of those who sent in contributions for this pur- 
pose follow: Victor C. Alderson, Mrs. S. Reed Anthony, G. Hunter Bart- 
lett, M.D., Henry J. Bowen, Austin Lord Bowman, Mrs. George Augustus 
Bowman, George Ernest Bowman, Rev. Charles A. Brewster, Charles E. 
Brewster, Henry C. Brewster, Miss Jane E. Brewster, Morgan G. Bulkeley, 
Charles A. Burditt, Mrs. William H. Chany, Mrs. Edward E. Capehart, 
Homer P. Clark, Mrs. Edward J. Cox, J. D. Cox, Edwin S. Crandon, 
Edwin A. DeWolf, John O. DeWolf, Mrs. Henry T. Dobson, Mrs. George 
W. Downing, Charles VV. Dulles, M.D., Mrs.' Henry H. Ellison, Mrs. 
Orrell F. Elweli, Cordilla W. Fitch, Rev. David B. Ford, D.D., Miss 
Emma F. Foster, John G. Foster, Volney W. Foster, Miss Betsey R. 
Freeman, Walter Freeman, Sidney B. Gifford, Mrs. Melvin B. Gilbert, 
Miss Anne L. Hubbell, Alvin P. Johnson, Josiah Laselle, Miss Lucretia C. 
Lennig, Miss Laura A. Leonard, Mrs. Francis D. Little, Mrs. Elizabeth 
W. Lord, Rev. H. H. Loud, Mrs. William W. Lunt, Mrs. George D. 
Marcy, William K. McAllister, Mrs. Lillian Monk, Mrs. Edmund K. 
Moore, Mrs. John H. Morison, Charles W. Newton, Rev. Thomas W. 
Nickerson, Jr., George C. Nightingale, Mrs. Joseph H. Oglesby, Mrs. 
William D. Parkinson, Mrs. John F. Parsons, Miss Frances A. Plimpton, 
Mrs. Burr Porter, Mrs. George H. Quincy, Francis H. Raymond, Miss 
Eloise P. Robinson, Mrs. W. A. Robinson, Winfred H. Rogers, Mrs. 
Luigi M. Rossi, Rev. Edward H. Rudd, William H. Ryder, Mrs. Charles 
L. Seabury, Nathaniel A. Shaw, Miss Emma B. Smith, Mrs. Henry M. 
Smith, W. Scott Smith, Clarence W. Stetson, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Tarbox, 
Frank B. Tobey, Everett P. Turner, Howard C. Turner, Philip F. Turner, 
Mrs. Elias A. Tuttle, Mrs. Edwin H. Van Ostrand, Miss Floretta Vining, 
Mrs. Dole Wadley, Mrs. George H. Walker, Mrs. Joel C. Walter, Andrew 
G. Weeks, Samuel W. Woodward. 






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Vol. V. OCTOBER, J903. No. 4. 



BENJAMIN 3 BREWSTER'S WIFE WAS ANN DARTE, 
NOT ANN DARBK 

By George Ernest Bowman. 

In a biographical sketch of Dr. Asa Fitch, published in the 
"New York Genealogical and Biographical Record" for July, 
1903,* the statement is made that Benjamin 3 Brewster (Jona- 
than 2 , Elder William 1 ) married "Ann. Darbe," and the reasons 
for making this claim are stated in a footnote, in the following 
words : 

"The wife of Benjamin Brewster is often given as Ann Darte, and the 
* Brewster Book,' once in the Fitch family and now deposited in Boston. 
is given as authority. Dr. Asa Fitch examined this book and copied from 
it some forty years ago before it had been handled so much as it has been 
of late years, and it was plain to him that the name there recorded was. 
Darbe." 

It is exceedingly unfortunate that the writer of these words,, 
without any attempt to Verify Dr. Fitch's reading of the record, 
should have put into print one more error to perplex and mis- 
lead future students of Brewster and Fitch genealogy. 

The record in question was made in the " Brewster Book " 
by Benjamin 3 Brewster himself, and, as it lies before the present 
writer, is as legible as the day it was made, more than two hun- 
dred years ago. The half-tone reproduction which faces this, 
page shows very plainly that the name is " Darte " not " Darbe.'" 
The two pages of the "Brewster Book" shown in the illustra- 
tion contain eight entries in the handwriting of Benjamin^ 

* Vol. xxxiv, p. 155. 

1 93 



194 Benjamin Brewster's Wife Was Ann Darte. 

Brewster. These were all printed in the "Mayflower Descend- 
ant " in 1899, but are reprinted here for the benefit of those 
who are not familiar with the style of handwriting used. 

" Lucretia the Daltre of peter Bradle Borne at New London August 
the 16 . 1661 

peter Bradle the husbund of Elisabeth deyed Aprell : 3 1662 

Johnnathan Brewster Deyed in the yere of our Lord : 1659 In August 
the 7 th daye 

Ifcniamen Brewster Mareed t[o] Ann Darte the last Daye of Febeare : [*] 

Marre the dofter of Beniam[en] Brewster borne the : 10 th : day [of] Desem- 
ber 1660 

Ann the Dafter of Beniamen Brewster Borne at mohegin the 29 th of Sep- 
tember 1662 

Johnnathan the sonn of Benjamen Brewster borne at mohegin November 
the Last 1664 

Dannell the Son of Benjamem Brewster borne at mohegin th[e] first of 
march 1667 

Lock in another plase " 

An examination of these eight entries will show that the 
letter "b" appears nine times and the letter "t" forty-four 
times, and that in no case was the letter " b " written so 
carelessly that it could be mistaken for a "t," even if it stood 
alone and its identity could not be proved by means of the re- 
maining letters in the word. On the other hand it will be seen 
that there are several cases in which the letter "t " is carelessly 
made and, if standing alone, might easily be mistaken for a "b." 

In the entry under consideration we find the letter " t " used 
three times besides its use in the word "Darte," and in the 
word u Darte " it does not bear the slightest resemblance to the 
** b " in " Febeare " or to any other " b " written by Benjamin 3 
Brewster. 

In the Norwich, Conn., records this name is given as Dart. 
Is will be evident, therefore, to all who examine the original 
entry or the reproduction herewith, that Benjamin 3 Brewster 
married "Ann Darte" and that the reading "Darbe" was an 
error. 

• Apparently " 1659 : 1660 " was written at first. Later both were crossed out 

ar*d - 1669 " added in different ink. The date of birth of the first child and the 

fjut that the marriage is entered on the Norwich, Conn., records [Book I, p. 25] 

as occurring in February, 1659 (old style, of course), prove that this marriage 

. took place in February 1659/60. 






East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 195 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 23.) 

[p. 25] Israel Cole and Mar)- Rogers was Maried the : 24 : of aprill : 

1679 
Hannah Cole the daughter of Israel Cole was borne the : 28 th : of 

June : 16S1 
Israel Cole a Sonne borne Named Israel : the : 28 th of June in the 

year : 16S5 : 
Jonathan Godfrey and Mercy Mayo were married by Joseph Doan 

Esq r on y e 30 th day of October Anno Dom 1707 
Joseph merrick Jun er and Mary young were marryed by mr Samuell 

Treat febuary ye 5 th : 17 12/13 
Simon Crosby and Mary Nicherson was Maried the : 27 th day of 

agust : 1 69 1 
Simon Crosby a son borne the : n eilth day of July : 1692 : Named 

Samuel 
Elizabeth Crosby the daughter of Simon Crosby was born the : 15 th 

day of September in the year . 1693 
Samuell Horton and Hannah atwood were married by m r Samuell 

Treat on the twentyeighth day of January anno domini 17H 
John horton Son of Samuel & hannah horton was born april 24 . 

I7I5 

hannah horton Daughter of Samuel & hannah horton was born febru- 

ary 25 : 1717/18 
nathaniel horton Son of Samuel & hannah horton was born february 

24 : 1720/21 
Susanah horton Daughter of Samuel & hannah horton was born 

December 24 : 1723 
Abigel horton Daughter of Samuel & hannah horton was born De- 
cember 26 : 1725 
Elizabeth horton Daughter of Samuel & hannah horton was born 

October 2 : 1727 
Samuel horton Son of Samuel & hannah horton was born October 

16 : 1729 
James horton Son of Samuel & hannah horton was born march 

1 : 1730/31 

[p. 26] James Rogers and Marie paine weare maried the n^^ of 

Jenuarie in the yeare 1670 
Samuel Rogers (otherwise baptised James and soe to be Called april 

1680)* the sonne of James Rogers was borne the 30 th day of 

October 1673 

* The words enclosed in parentheses were interlined by the same hand, in 
different ink. 



196 Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 

Mary Rogers the daughter of James Rogers was borne the ninth day 

of November 1675 
abigael rogers the daughter of James Rogers was borne the : 2 nd of 

march : 167^ 
Theophilas Crosby the sonne of Joseph Crosby was borne the one 

and thirtieth day of december in the year . 169^- : 
Israel Young and Katharine frost were Married by M r Samuell Treat 

the 3 d day of June annodom 1708 
Note Mary, wid w of Jas Rogers above Married Israel Cole * 

[p. 27] Isaace peper and apphia fireman wear Maried the : 7 th : of 

October in the year : 1685 
Apphiah pepper the daughter of Isaace pepp was born the 24 th day 

of feburary in the year of our lord : 1687 
Mary pepper the daughter of Isaace pepper was born the 7 th day of 

Agust in the year of our lord 1690 
Isaace pepper the son of Isaace pepper was born the . 29 th day of 

July in the year of our lord . 1693 
Robert Pepper the Son of Isaac and Apphia Pepper was borne the 

fifteenth day of febuary : In the year 1695 : 6 
Elizebeth Pepper : the daughter of Isaac and apphia Pepper was 

borne at Eastham the eleaventh day of July : in the year : 1698 
Joseph Pepper the son of Isaac and Apphia Pepper was borne at 

Eastham the first day of november : 1700 
Joseph Pepper dyed the first day of may 1703 
Solomon Pepper the Son of Isaac and apphia Pepper was Born at 

Eastham y e 15 th day of Januarie 1703 
Joseph Pepper the Son of Isaac and Apphia Pepper was Born at 

Eastham the 24 th day of febuarie 1704/5 
John Cole Senior Dved the Sixth Day of January anno Domini 

[p. 28] John Cole and Ruth Snow weare maried the i2 eth Day of 

December in the yeare 1666 
John Cole a Daughter named Ruth was borne the n nth Day of 

march in the yeare 1667 ales 1668 
John Cole a sonne named John was borne the 6 th Day of march in 

the yeare 1669 ales 1670 
Hephzebah Cole the daughter of John Cole was borne about the 

Midle of June 1672 
Hannah Cole the daughter of John Cole was borne the : 27 th of 

March in the yeare : 1675 
Joseph Cole the son of John Cole was borne the : 11 th : of June in 

the year : 1677 : 
May Cole the daughter of John Cole was borne the 22 th day of 

October : 1679 
Sarah Cole the daughter of John Cole was borne the 10 th day of 

June : 1682 

♦This entry is in a modern hand. 



East ham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 197 

Ruth Cole the wife of John Cole Senior dyed January y c 27 th 17 16/17 

Daniel Cole Ju r and Sarah Hubbard were married by Joseph I&ane 
Esqu r on the 10 th day of June annodom 1708 

Daniel* Cole the Son of Daniel and Sarah Cole was Born at East- 
ham the eighth day of July 1709 

Eliner Cole the Daughter of Daniel and Sarah Cole was Born at 
Eastham y e Sixteenth day of aprill : 1711 * 

Daniel Cole the Son of Timothy Cole dyed the nineteenth day of 
august Anno Dom : 1711 

James Smith and Hannah Rogers were married by M r Samuell Treat 
f ebuary y e 1 9 th 1 7 1 2/13 

Levi Smith the Son of James and Hannah Smith was Born at East- 
ham on the fifteenth day of march anno Domini : 17 13/14 

Solomon Smith the Son of James and Hannah Smith was Born at 
Eastham on the eigth day of march anno domini : 17 jf f 

James Smith the Son of James and Hannah Smith was born at East- 
ham on y e eighth day of april annodom :171s 

Joshua Smith the Son of James and Hannah Smith was born at 
Eastham on y e nineteenth day of July annodomini 1720 

Grace Smith the daughter of James and Hannah Smith was Born 
at Eastham on y e Seventeenth day of December Anno 1722 

Benjamin Smith the Son of James and Hannah Smith was born at 
Eastham on y e third day of October annodomini 1724 

Phinias Smith Son of James & hannah Smith was born the 7 th day 
of march 1728/9 

[p. 29] Samuel Browne and Martha harding weare maried : the : 19 th 

of feburarie : in the year : 1682 
Samuel browne a daughter borne named bethiah the : 22 nd : of Jen- 

uarie : in the year : 1683 and died in June the 27 ; in the year : 

1685 
Samuel browne another daughter borne named bethia the ninth day 

of September in the year : 1685 
Martha Browne the daughter of Samuel browne w r as borne June the ": 

24 th in the year of our lord god : 1688 : 
Samuel % browne the son of Samuel Browne was borne the 7 th day 

of November in the year of our lord . 1690 
Martha Browne the daughter of Samuel Browne : died on the 4 th day 

of November in the year .1691 
Samuel Browne senior died on the third day of december in the 

year : 1691 being aged about thirty one years 
John Walker and Mercy Brown were Married by Joseph Doane 

Esqu r on the 18 th Day of October Anno Dom : 1711 

*" Hubbert " was crossed out and " Daniel " interlined. 



% " Joseph " crossed out and " Samuel " interlined in same hand as original 
entries. 



198 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

Samuell Walker the Son of John and Mercy Walker was Born at 
Eastham on the 3 d day of May anno domini : 17 13 

Mercy Walker the Daughter of John and Mercy Walker was Born at 
Eastham on the fourth day of march anno domini : 17 17/18 

John Waker the son of John and Mercy Walker was Born in East- 
ham on the seventh day of april anno domini : 1720 

Joshua Walker the son of John and Mercy walker was born at East- 
ham on ye fourth day of march anno domini 172 1/2 

Sarah Walker the Daughter of John and Mercy Walker was Born at 
Eastham on the 25 th day of January anno domini 1723/4 

Mehitabel Waker the Daughter of John and Mercy Walker was Born 
at Eastham on ye fourth day of april anno domini 1728 

John Walker Died January the 28 Day 1760 

[p. 30] William Merrick and Abigaell Hopkins weare Maried the 
three and twentieth Day of May in the yeare 1667 

William Merick a Daughter named Rebecca borne the 28 th Day of 
November 1668 

(To be continued?) 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK. 

(Continued from page 171-) 

This next year being Anno. 1626, we sent Mr. Allerton 
into England, partly to make some supply for us, and to see 
if he could make any reasonable composition with the adven- 
turers and because we well knew that nothing can be done 
without money, we gave him an order to procure some, binding 
ourselves to make payment thereof, as followeth : 

Know all men by these presents, that whereas we William 
Bradford, Governour of Plymouth in New England, and Wil- 
liam Brewster, Capt. Miles Standish, Isaac Allerton, Samuel 
Fuller, Edward Winslow, John Jeney, John Howland, and 
John Allden ; being all inhabitants of Plymouth, aforesaid, are 
for ourselves, and divers others, our associates, &c. And 
whereas the said Isaac Allerton (by God's providence) for the 
necessary occasions of the colony abovesaid, is bound for Eng- 
land ; and whereas divers of us above named, have acquainted 
divers of our worthy and approved friends (by our letters *) 
with our raw and weak estate, and want of ability of ourselves 

* These letters I have not. 



Goverjwr Bradford's Letter Book. 199 

to manage so great an action, as the upholding of the planta- 
tion aforesaid. If therefore God shall move the heart or hearts 
of any of our friends, in compassion of our wants and present 
straits, to lend us above named, the sum of one hundred pounds 
sterling, for the space of two years, upon any such terms as 
shall be agreed upon, between him or them and the said Isaac 
Allerton, our partner and agent, and deliver the same into his 
hands for our use ; that we, the said William Bradford, William 
Brewster, &c. together with the said Isaac Allerton, do bind 
ourselves, our heirs, &c. jointly and severally, for the faithful 
performance of such obligations, conditions, or covenants, as 
shall be agreed on, &c. In witness whereof, we have put to 
our hands and seals, this 2d of July, Anno 1626, &c. 

Upon this order, he got two hundred pounds, but it was 
at thirty in the hundred interest, by which appears in what 
straits we were ; and yet this was upon better terms than the 
goods which were sent us the year before, being at forty-five 
per cent, so that it was God's marvellous providence, that we 
were ever able to wade through things, as will better appear 
if -God give me life and opportunity to handle them more par- 
ticularly, in another treatise more at large, as I desire and pur- 
pose (if God permit) with many other things, in a better order. 

Besides the obtaining of this money, he with much ado 
made a composition and agreement with the body of the adven- 
turers, Mr. Allden (something now softened by my letter be- 
fore mentioned) who was one of our powerfulest opposers, did 
not only yield thereunto, but was a furtherer of the same. I 
will shew the heads of it, as it was drawn in a deed as 
followeth : 

To all christian people, to whom this present zvriting indented 
shall come greeting, 

Whereas, at a meeting the 26th of October last past, divers 
and sundry persons, whose names to the one part of these 
presents are subscribed in a schedule hereunto annexed, adven- 
turers to New-Plymouth, in New England in America, were 
contented and agreed (in consideration of the sum of one 
thousand and eight hundred pounds sterling, to be paid unto 
the said adventurers in manner and form following) to sell and 
make sale of all and every the stocks, shares, lands, merchan- 
dize and chatties whatsoever, to the said adventurers and other 
their fellow adventurers to New Plymouth aforesaid accruing 
or belonging, to the generality of the said adventurers afore- 



200 Governor Bradford's Letter Book 



said, as well by reasons of any sum or sums of money, or 
merchandize at any time heretofore adventured by them, or 
otherwise howsoever; for the better expression and setting 
forth of which said agreement, the parties to these presents 
subscribing, do for themselves severally, and as much as in 
them is, grant, bargain, alien, sell and transfer, all and every 
the said shares, goods, lands, merchandize and chatties to them 
belonging as aforesaid, unto Isaac Allerton, one of the planters 
resident at New Plymouth aforesaid, assigned and sent over 
as agent for the rest of the planters residing there, and unto 
such other planters at New Plymouth aforesaid, as the said 
Isaac Allerton, his heirs or assignees, at his, or their arrival 
shall by writing or otherwise think fit to join, or partake in the 
premises, their and every of their heirs and assigns in as large 
and ample and beneficial manner and form, to all intents and 
purposes, as the said several subscribing adventurers here could 
<>r may do, or perform; all which stocks, shares, lands, &c. to 
the said adventurers, in severalty allot ed, apportioned or be- 
longing; the said adventurers do warrant, and defend unto the 
said Isaac Allerton his heirs and assigns, against them, their 
heirs and assigns, by these presents : And therefore, the said 
Isaac Allerton for him, his heirs and assigns, doth covenant, 
promise, and grant to and with the said adventurers, whose 
names are hereunto subscribed, their heirs, &c. well and truly 
to pay, or cause to be paid unto the said adventurers or five 
of them, which were at the meeting aforesaid, nominated and 
deputed, viz. John Pocock, John Beauchamp, Robert Kean, 
Edward Bass, and James Shirley, their heirs, &c. to, and for 
the use of the generality of them, the sum of eighteen hundred 
pounds, of lawful money of England, at the place appointed 
for the receipts of money, on the west side of the Royal Ex- 
change in London, by two hundred pounds yearly and every 
year, on the feast day of St. Michael, which shall be in the 
year 1628 : And the said Isaac Allerton, for him, his heirs, 
&c. doth covenant and grant to, and with the said adventurers, 
their heirs, &c. to do his, and their good endeavours, to pro- 
cure, obtain, and get of, and from all the planters, at New 
Plymouth aforesaid, or so many of them as he or they by per- 
suasion and entreaty can or may, security by several obliga- 
tions, or writing obligatory, to make payment of the said sum 
of eighteen hundred pounds, in form aforesaid, according to 
the true meaning of these presents. In testimony whereof, to 
'this part of these presents, remaining with the said Isaac Aller- 
ton, the said subscribing adventurers have set to their names. 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 



20 1 






i 



&c. And to the other part of these presents remaining with 
the said adventurers, the said Isaac Allerton hath subscribed 
his name, the 15th of November, Anno 1626, and in the second 
year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, King Charles, by the 
grace of God, King of England, &c : Subscribed thus as fol- 
loweth : 



John White, 
Jo Jin Pocock, 
Robert Kean, 
Edward Bass, 
William Hob son, 
William Peniugton, 
William Quarles, 
Daniel Poynton, 
R icha rd A n drews, 
Newman Rookes, 
Henry Browning, 
Richard Wright, 
John Ling, 
Thomas Goffe, 



Samuel Sharp, 
Robert Holland, 
James Sim-ley, 
Thomas Mott, 
TJwmas Fletcher, 
Timothy Hathe7'ly 
Tho?uas Brewer, 
John Thomed, 
Myles Knowles, 
\Villia7n Collier, 
John Revell, 
Peter Gudburn, 
Emnn. Alltham, 
John Beaitcliamp, 



Thomas Hudson, 
Thomas Andrews, 
Tlwmas Ward, 
F?'ia. Newbald, 
Thomas Heath, 
Joseph Tildcn, 
William Penrin, 
Eliza Knight, 
Thomas Coventry, 
Robert Allden, 
Laurence Anthony, 
John Knight, 
Matthew ThornJiill, 
TJwnias Millsop, 
In all forty-two. 



This year, Anno 1627, Mr. Allerton was sent again as for 
other things, so especially to ratify and confirm this bargain ; 
and for that end we gave him full authority under our hands, 
and seal, and became bound in several bonds for the payment 
of the money yearly : So the thing was fully concluded, and 
the bargain fairly engrossed in parchment, under their hands 
and seals, as legally and formally done, as by the learnedest 
lawyers could be devised, as by the deed itself will better 
appear ; which I will not here insert, being long, but the sub- 
stance may be seen in the former, to which it hath reference ; 
only I will mention this particular clause, how we were bound 
thereby to forfeit thirty shillings a week, for every week that 
we^ failed of due payment, at any the several days. Thus all 
now is become our own, as we say in the proverb, when our 
debts are paid. And doubtless this was a great mercy of God 
unto us, and a great means of our peace and better subsistence, 
and wholly dashed all the plots and devises of our enemies, 
both there and here, who daily expected our ruin, dispersion 
and utter subversion by the same ; but their hopes were thus 
far prevented, though with great care and labour, we were left 
to struggle with the payment of the money. 

( To be continued. ) 



202 Harwich, Mass., Vital Records. 



HARWICH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 90.) 

[p. 65] Nathaneal and mary freemans first daughter was born one- 
July The seventh day In The year 17 11 : and she died one 
August The 25 day 171 1 

Pfence freeman son to Nathaneall and mary freeman was born one 
July the 22 day 17 12 

mary ffreeman daughter to Nathaneal and mary ffreeman was in No- 
vember 24 day 17 14 

Lemuell ffreeman son to Nathanaell and mary ffreeman was Born in 
April the : 18 day 1717 

nathanaell and mary ffreeman had a daughter Born 14 day of October 
1 7 19 and she died about the 5 day of January- follouing 1719/20 

Sarah hinckley daughter to Shubel and Lidey hinckley was born In 
march the 2 day 1 712/13 

Samuell hinckelyson to Shubel and Lidey hinckely was born January 
the 5 day 1714/15 

Thomas harding son to James and mar)' harding his wife was born in 
June 1 day 1725 

[P« 6/] June 1 8 th 17 13 Then Joshua Banges and mehitable Clark was 

married In harwich by me Joseph doane Ju st peace 
Nathan Banges son to Joshua and mehitable Banges was born in 

november 23 day 17 14 
Thomas Banges son to Joshua and mehitable Banges was Born no- 
vember 28 day 1 716 
Thanckfull Banges Daughter to Joshua and mehitable Banges was in 

November 13 day 1720 
mehitable Nickerson daughter to Samuell and hannah Nickerson was 

born January 30 day 1708/9 
Shaber Nickerson son to samuell and hannah Nickerson was born 

August the 26 day 17 10 
Samuell Nickerson son to Samuell and hannah Nicker-on was born 

febuary 22 day 1711/12 
Benjaman Nickerson son to samuell and hannah Nickerson was born 

in September 17 14 
Barnibous Nickerson son to Samuell and hannah Nickerson was 

Born in November 7 day 17 16 
Joshua Nickerson son to samuell and hanah nickerson was born in 

June 16 day 1719 

[p. 68] Ebenezer Berreyand Rebecah Eldredg wear married the 13' 
October : 1 7 1 3 



Harwich t Mass., Vital Records. 203 

John Jones son to John Jones and marcy Jones his wife was born in 
January the 22 day 1730/31 

[p. 69] Seth Clark son to Thomas and Sarah Oak was bom may : 

9 : day 1709 
Isaac Clark son to Thomas and Sarah Clark was born in August the 

18 : 1710 
Content Clark daughter to Thomas and Sarah Clark was born April 

23: 1712 
Andrew Clark Son to Scotto and raary Clark was born desember 1 

day 1707 
Scotto Clark Son to Scotto and mary Clark was born November 8 

day 1709 
mary dark daughter to Scotto and mary Clark was born april the 17 

day 17 1 2 
Joseph Clark and Benjaman Clark sons to Scotto and mary Clark 

were both born in January the 8 day 17 14/15 
Lidea Clark daughter to Scotto and mary Clark was Born march 7 

day 17 16/17 
Nathanaell Clark son to Scotto and mary Clark was in June the 19 

day 1 7 19 
Sarah Clark Daughter to Scotto and mary Clark was born in Septem- 
ber the 18 day 172 1 
Ebenezer Clark son to Scotto and mary Clark was born in June the 

2 day 1723 
Seth Clark son to Scotto and mary Clark was born in June the 19 day 

1726 4 

[p. 70] hannah Astan daughter to Robart and hannah Astan was born 

November the 18 day 17 12 
Elizebeth asten daughter to Robart and hanah Asten was born in 

June the 15 day 17 14 and she died aboute the last of the same 

month 1 7 1 4 
daved Asten son to Robart and hanah Asten was Born in Sep- 
tember] the : 17 day 1716 and died October the 2 day 17 16 
Rebeckah mayo daughter to John and Susannah mayo was born in 

October the 10 day 17 13 
Susannah mayo daughter to John and Susannah may was born in 

march the 13 day 17 14/15 
Samuell mayo son to John and susannah mayo was born in march 17 

day 17 17 
John mayo son to John and susannah mayo was born in April n day 

1719 

marcy mayo Daughter to John and susannah mayo was born in march 

2 day 1721/22 

prence mayo son to John and susannah mayo was born in October the 
26 day 1723 

Benjamin mayo son to John and sussanna mayo was born in Septem- 
ber the 23 day 1725 



204 Harwich, Mass., Vital Records. 

hannah mayo Daughter to John and susanna mayo was Born in 

August the ii day 1727 
mary mayo Daughter to John and susanna mayo was Born in January 

the 23 day 1729/30 

[p. 71] lemuel Berey son to Judah and mar}' berey was born in 

febuary 21 day 17 13/14 
Theophulis Berey son to Judah and mary Berey was born in October 

1 2 day 1 7 1 5 
mary Berey daughter to Judah and mary Berey was Born december 

15 day 17 17 
Ruth Berey daughter to Judah and Rebakah Berey his wife was born 

march 19 day 1720/21 
hanna Berey daughter to Judah and Rebakah Berey was Born in 
marcy Berey daughter to Judah and Rebakah Berey was born in 

April the 29 day 1725 
Xathariaell ffreeman son to prence and mary ffreeman was born the 

q day of march 17 12/13 
Prcscllo freeman daughter to Prence and mary ffreeman was Born 6 

day of may 17 14/15 
hatsuld freeman son to Prence and mary freeman was Born march 

day 1716/17 Dyed July 1739 
Hannah Freeman Daughter to Prence Freeman & Mary his Wife 

born May 31 1739* 
Mary Freeman Daughte to Prence Freeman & Mary his Wife born 

May 172 1 
Susanah Freeman Daughte to Prence Freman & Mary his Wif born 

May 1723 
Barnabas Freeman Sone of Prence Freeman & Mary his Wife born 

Feb? 20 th 1724/: 
Ke/ia Freeman Daughte to Prence Freeman & Mary his Wif born 

Oct' 1726 
Moses Freeman Son of Prence Freeman & Mary his Wife born 

Nov 11 1730 
Eliz a Freeman Daughter to Prence Freeman & Mary his Wif born 

Oct 15th I733 

[p. 72] Deborah winge daughter to Ananias and hanah winge was 

bom in may 1687 
hanah winge daughter to Ananias and hanah winge was born in 

August 1690 
Elnathan winge son to Ananias and hanah winge was born in October 

the 20 day 1692 
Samueil winge son to Ananias and hanah winge was born in August 

1694 
Rachel fringe daughter to Ananias and hanah wing was born in 

desember 20 day 1697 

*Sic. 

( To be continued.) 



The Will of John 1 Rogers. 205 



THE WILL OF JOHN-' ROGERS. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

John Rogers of Duxbury, the son of Thomas Rogers of 
the Mayflower, died between 26 August, 1691, the day his will 
was made, and 20 September, 1692, the day it was proved. 
All original documents connected with the settlement of the 
estate have disappeared from the files and there is no record 
of an inventory. The copy of the will has been made from 
the Plymouth County Probate Records, Volume I, page 145. 



[John 2 Rogers' Will.] 

On the 26 August in the year of our Lord 1691 : 
In the Name of God Amen. I John Rogers sen r of Dux- 
borough in the County of New Plimouth Being Sick and weak 
of Body but of Sound and perfect mind and memory Praise be 
therefore Given to Almighty God . Doe make and ordain this 
my present last will and Testament in maner and forme follow- 
ing that is to say first and Principally I comend my soul into 
the hands of Almighty God Hoping through the merits Death 
and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free 
pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to Inherit Everlasting 
Life. And my Body I Commit to the earth to be decently 
Buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named. And 
as Touching the Disposall of all Such Temporall Estate as it 
hath Pleased God to bestow upon me I Give and Dispose 
thereof as followeth . first I will that my debts and funerall 
charges be paid . 

Item I Give unto my Grandson John Rogers all my houses 
and Lands Lying and being in the Township of Duxborough 
in the County aforesaid to him and his heires forever. I Give 
also unto my Grandson John Tisdall for the use of his mother 
Anne Terrey one half of my Land Divided and undivided lying 
and being in the Township of Middleborough Excepting my 
Right in the Majors Purchase And my Will is that this Land 
be disposed of according to his mothers mind. Item I Give 
unto my Daughter Elizabeth Williams the other half of sd tract 



206 Plympton, Mass., Vital Records. 

of I .and in the Township of Micldleborough as aforesaid to her 
and heires. All my Cattell I Will that they be Equally divided 
Between my daughter Elizabeth Williams and my Grandson 
John Rogers and my Grandson John Tisdall. Item I Give all 
my houshold Stuff and moneys whatsoever . unto my Grandson 
[ohn Rogers out of which he shall pay forty shillings to his 
*isier Elibeth * Rogers and twenty shillings apeece to his other 
ihree sisters Hannah Bradford Ruth Rogers and Sarah Rogers. 
Also I Give that twenty shillings a year which is my due for 
fourscore acres of land which I sold to my two Grandsons 
Joseph Richmond and Edward Richmond which said twenty 
shillings a year I Give to my daughter Abigail Richmond. I 
Doe hereby Constitute make and appoint my Loving Son John 
Rogers sole Executor and Administrator of this my last Will 
and Testament. 

Signed Sealed in John Rogers & a (seal) 

the presence of 
Rhodolphus Thacher 
Mary Wads worth 
Eiisha Wadsworth 

M r Rhodolphus Thacher and Elisha Wadsworth two of the 
witness herein named made oath before the Court at Plimouth 
the 20 th of Sep* 1692 that they were present and Saw and 
heard the above named John Rogers the Testator Sign Seal 
and Declare the above written to be his last will and testa- 
ment and that to the best of their Judgment he was of sound 
mind and memory when he did the same 

Attest Sam 1 Sprague Clerk 



PLYMPTON, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 184.) 

fp. 154] the Child of John everson by Elizebeth his wife 

Elizebeth FAerson was Born sep* 13 th 1707 

The Children of Richard everson by Elizebeth his wife 

Benjambe Everson was born Janewary 26 th 17 n 

Samuel Bryant, whose Children are below, Said Samuel Bryant was 
a Deacon of the Church in Plympton, and was a Son of Lt. John 
Bryant and Abigail his wife of Plympton. Said Lt. fohn Bry- 

*Sic. 



Plympton, Mass., Vital Records. 207 

ant was a Son of John Bryant of Scituate and Mary his wife 

who was a daughter of George Lewis of Scituate, afterwards of 

Barnstable* 
Samuell Briants Children by Johanah his wife , 
Lidia Briant was born March y e 16 th 1708 
Salvanus Briant was born aprill 8 th 17 10 
These Childre?i were born after Plympton became a town, in 1707. 

The other Children of this family were, Samuel, born May 14, 

16Q9 — foa?uia, bom March I, 1701/2 — Abigail, born July 3. 

17OJ, tohich were recorded at Plymouth. Nathaniel, born in 

17 12, and he was a Deacon of the Church in Plympton. Also 

Elizabeth born between Abigail and Jydia. 
Dea. Samuel Bryant, the Father, died in Ply??ipton, March 3, 17 50, 

aged 76 years and 1 month. 
Joanna, his ivife, died in Plympton, December 18, 1736, in the 63 th year 

of her age. 
the Children of James Sturtevant by Susanah his wife 
flrancis Sturtevant was born Janewary 15 th 1711 
Caleb Sturtevant was born March y e 16 th 17}^ 
James Sturtevant was born Sep 1 y e 15 th 17 18 
Susanah Sturtevant was born feb r y e 4 th \i\\ 
Lidia Sturtevant was born March y e 2 d 1723/4 
the Children of John Cole sen and Susanah his wife born in plim 
Joseph Cole was born february 14 th 170I 
Benjamine Cole was born february 15 th 170^ 
Elizebeth Cole was born June 4 th 17 10 
M r John Cole, the Father, died March 14, 1723/4 . in the 63 d year of 

his age. 
M ri Susanna Cole, his wife, died August 26, 1727, in the 59 th year of 

her age. She was the daughter of Edward Gray of Plymouth 

by Dorothy his Second wife. 
The Children of James Whiton by Mary his wife 
Marry whiton born Sep 1 2 d 17 10 
James whiton was born September y e : 19 th : 17 12 
Mathew whiton was born March y e : 4 th 17 14 171}! 
Susanah witon was born feb. 24 th 17 16 
Jael witon born Sep 1 y e 12 th 17 18 
Nathan whiton was born Janewary the 13 th 17!^ 
Cornelias whiton was born May y e 3 d 1723 
The Children of Eleazer Rickard by Sarah his wife 
Tabatha Rickard was born aprill 1707 
Joanah Rickard was born October 1 709 

Eleazer Rickard was born June y e 14 th 17 12 He died of the small 
pox in 1777 ', in his 66th year. 

[p. 155] The Child of M r Joseph Thomas by Hanah his wife 

* Entries in italics are additions to the original records by Lewis Bradford, 
town clerk, 1812-1851. 



2o8 Plympton, Mass., Vital Records. 

Joseph Thomas was born aug st y e 29 th 1725 and died aug st y e 6 th 172; 

The Child of Samuel Barrows by Lidia his wife 

Samuel Barrows was born march y e 8 th 1723/4 

Child of wiiliam Churchel by Ruth his wife 

Johanah Churchel was born May y e 22 d 1727 and died august iC" 

17*8 
The Children of Ignatius Loring by sarah his wife 
Mary Ix>ring was born January 31 th 1725 
Caleb Loring was born July 19 th 1727 

Caleb Loring was born March 9 th 1724/5 and died March 26 th 172: 
[S]arah I^oring was born October 11 th 1731 

[p, 156] The Children of Ignatius Cushing By Ruth his wife 

Ignatius Cushing was Born Nov br 8 th 1720 

Thomas Cushing was Born decem br th * 1722 and lived aboute 9 

m[7 t Y>/7/] 

Nath 11 Cushing was Born January 19 th 1723 
Ruth Cushing was Born ffebruary 14 th 1725 
Ruth Cushing was Born att plymouth Nov br [illegible] 17 19 anc 

Lived about three months and then died in the night in tht 

bed betwen them 
Rachel Cushing was born april 12 th 1728 
M.iry Cushing was born march 7 th 1729/30 
i he Children of Benjamin weston by hannah his wif[e] 
Benjamin weston was Born January 12 th 1723/4 
Joshua weston was Born May 23 d 1725 
hannah weston was born February 10 th 1728/9 
Daughter of Benjamin Weston by . Hannah . his Wife was Born 

Feb b >' 10 . 1726 . & Deceased . 5 . day of . march 1726 
The Children of Jonathan Sanfpson by Joannah his w[ife] 
Mary Sampson was born July 6 th 1722 
Joannah Sampson was born July 31 th 1723 
pnscilla Sampson was born april 14 th 1726 
Abigal Sampson was born april 12 th 1727 
Jonathan samson was born 3 d aprill 1729 
Kcthiah Samson was bom aprill 22 : 1731 

[P- *57] Susannah Shurtleff the daughter of Barnabas Shurtleft and 
Jemima his wife was born Jannuary 12 th 1727/8 

the Children of Barnabas Attwood by Lydia his wife 

h;ir.nah attwood was born octo br 17 th 1724 

r.'j/abeth attwood was born nov br 21 th 1726 

1-aac .lttwood was born nov br 12 th 1728 

the Children of moses Cushman by mary his wife 

abner Cushman was born march 10 th 1722 

Klijah Cushman was born 14 th of february 1724/5 and died 6 th of 
Jannuary 1725/6 

* Sic. 



Plympton, Mass., Vital Records. 209 

mary Cushman was born Septem br 2i d * 1725 

sarah Cushman was born October 20 th 1727 

Isaac Cushman was born february 19 1730 

the Children of william Ripley by Hannah his wife Her maiden 

Name was Hannah Bosworth. 
william Ripley was born July 3 d 1726 
sarah Ripley was born January 22 d 1728 
the births of some of the Children of Job Simons by Hannah his 

wife 
Hannah simons was born October 18 th 1721 
[worn] [Sim]ons was born Jannuary 21 th 1723 

[p. 158] The Children of Moses Sturtevant by Elizabeth his w[ife] 

Abigal Sturtevant was born August 6 th 1 7 2 1 

Joseph Sturtevant was born Nov br i th 1723 and died February 2 2 d 

1724/5 
Moses Sturtevant was born August 4 th 1725 
Marcy Sturtevant and Elizabeth f Sturtevant both bom t att a birth 

January 4 th 1727/8 
Sarah fuller the daughter of Seth fuller and deborah hi[s] wife was 

born January 27 th 1727/8 
The Children of Isaac wright by mary his wife 
[ft70/v/]usannah wright was born december 9 th 17 19 
[JJoseph wright was born June 16 th 172 1 
mar}- wright $ was born Jannuary 30 th 1726 
Isaac Wright was born Sep r 3 . 1736 
Ruth Cushman alias Ruth Sturtevant the daughter of mary Cushman 

was born agust 1 4 th 1727 
[t]he Children of Nath 11 Attwood by Mary his wife 
Mary Attwood § was born decem br 9 th 1723 
Nath 11 attwood was born decem br 11 th 1725 
Frances Attwood was born May th |j 1728 

[p. 159] Elisha washbourn and martha Perkins ware marryed Jann- 
uary 15 th 1728/9 p r m r Isaac Cushman 

Nehemiah Bozworth and Sarah Tomson ware marryed march 26 th 
1729 p r m r Isaac Cushman 

Barnabas Rayment and allice Bent ware marryed may 8 th 1729 p r 
m r Isaac Cushman 

David Churchel and mary magoon ware marryed aprill 17 1729 p r 
m r Isaac Cushman 

James Fuller and mercy Perkins ware marryed may 2 2 d 1729 p r m r 
Isaac Cushman 

*" I " written over " 3." 

t " Lucy " crossed out and " Elizabeth " interlined. 
t " Cole " crossed out and " wright " interlined. 
§ " adams " has been erased. || Sic. 



210 The Settlement of Edward' 1 Doty s Estate. 

Elkanah Rickard and Keturah bishup ware marked august 25 th 1729 

p r m r Isaac Cushman 
Policarpus Loring and mary brick ware married September 17 1729 

p r m r Isaac Cushman 
Jabez Edy and Patience Pratt ware marryed October 16 1729 p r m T 

Isaac Cushman 
Joseph Dunbar and Elizabeth Cole ware marryed October 30 th 1729 

p r m r Isaac Cushman 
nath 11 Spooner and Phebe Cushman ware marryed no br 6 1729 p r 

m r Isaac Cushman 
Benjamin Rickard and Thankfull Pincheon ware marryed February 

12 th 1729/30 p r m r Isaac Cushman 
Ebenezer bryant and Elizabeth King ware marryed marc[h] 19 th 

1729/30 p r m r Isaac Cushman 
william Boney and Patience mory ware maryed 16 th of June p r m r 

Isaac Cushman 
Benjamin Soul and Hannah whittman ware marryed march th 31 

1730 p r m r Isaac Cushman 

[p 160] Theophlus Crocker and Lydia Edy ware marryed 19 no 

1730 p r m r Isaac Cushman 
Thomas samson and Lydia bryant ware marryed novembr 16 1730 

p r rn r Isaac Cushman 
Solomon macfarlen and desire sturtevant ware marryed 3 d day of 

december 1730 p r m r Isaac Cushman 

( To be continued.) 



THE SETTLEMENT OF EDWARD 2 DOTY'S ESTATE. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Edward 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) died intestate on 8 February, 
1689/90, and his wife Sarah (Faunce) Doty was appointed ad- 
ministratrix on 18 March 1689/90. On the third of December, 
1696, the widow having married again and died in the mean- 
time, the surviving heirs made a final settlement of the estate. 
The inventory, the appointment of the administratrix and the 
agreement of the heirs are recorded in the Plymouth County 
Probate Records, Volume I, pages 53 and 251. The only 
original document connected with this estate remaining in the 
files is the bond of the administratrix, which was not recorded. 



The Settlement of Edward 1 Dotys Estate 



21 I 



[The Inventory.] 

[p. 53] An Inventory of the Estate of Edward Doten Sen r late 

of Plimouth Deceased taken and aprised by us whose names 

are here unto subscribed on y e 3 d of march i6f$ his wearing 

cloaths and some Bedding were lost when he was Drowned. 

Imp r s In one Bed and furniture to it at 

Item in one freather Bed and Bedding to it at 

Item in one old Bed and 5 sheets at 

Item in Table linnen and Pillowbeeres at 

Item in armes and Amunition at 

Item in Pewter and Brass at 

Item in Iron Pots and Kettles and one pair of stilyards at 

Item in Bookes 

Item in fflax teere and Yarn linnen and woolen 

Item in new Cloath Linnen & woollen and Cotton & ) 

sheeps w r ooll j 

Item in housing and all his upland and meadow in Plim- \ 

outh at ) 

Item in one great Table a Chist and Boxes at 
Item in a Little Table and Chaires at 
Item in Box iron & heaters axes hoes tramel Pot hooks ) 

& tongs \ 

Item in Cattle sheep swine and a horse at 
Item in woodden Dishes Pailes and Glass Bottles at 
Item in one Canooe horse Geeres little Plow a bridle > 

and Saddle \ 

Item in old Cask and old lumber at 
Item in 3 Spinning wheeles and old Cards at 



60 



1 9 
•3 
10 

•5 



17 

10 



9 . . 
. .8 



Item in Debts the Estate oweth 
More the Estate oweth 
John Doten. 
James Warrin. 



. 1 . . 
. . 12 

11 12 
• 5 18 



Sarah Dotey Relict Widdow of Edward Dotey late of Plim- 
outh Deceased made oath before the County Court at Plimouth 
the 18 th of March i6||- That the above written is a true Inven- 
tory of the Estate of the said Edward Dotey Deceased So far 
as she Knoweth and that if more shall be made known unto her 
she will Discover it 

Attest Sam' 1 Sprague Clerk 



[Appointment of Administratrix.] 

Administration is Granted by the Court unto Sarah Dotey 
Relict widdow of Edward Dotey late of Plimouth aforesd De- 



212 The Settlement of Edward' 1 Doty s Estate. 

ceased to administer on the Estate of sd Deceased She having 
given Bond to administer according to law and Render account 
of her administration to the said Court when leagally Required 

Attest Sam' 1 Sprague Clerk 

[Bond of Administratrix.] 

At a County Court held at Plimouth March 18 th \6\\ 
Memorandum. 

There Came personally before the Court Sarah Dotey Relict 
widdow of Edward Dotey late of Plimouth Deceased and 
Thomas ffaunce and John Dotey all of sd Plimouth and ac- 
knowledged themselves their Executors & Administrators to 
stand bound unto the said Court in the Severall Sums hereafter 
mentioned that is to say the said Sarah as principle in the Sum 
of thirty pounds and the S d Thomas and John as s[zvom] Each 
of them in the Sum of fifteene pounds ; to be levied on their 
lands Goods and Chattels : &c 

On Condition that whereas the S d Sarah Dotey hath ob- 
tained and taken power of Administration upon the Estate of 
her late husband Edward Dotey aforesd Deceased . if there fore 
she the said Sarah shall Administer thereon according to law 
and Render up account of her s d Administration to S d Court 
when leagally Required of her and in all things Do & act in sd 
Respect as the law Enjoins that then &c : 

This Recognzance Taken before the above sd Court 

Attest Sam' 1 Sprague Clerk 

[Agreement of the Heirs.] 

[p. 251] These presents Witnesseth y e Mutual agreement of 
Such of y e children of Edward Dotey late of Plimouth within 
y* County of Plimouth in New England Deceased Intestate, as 
are of full age and Capacity to act for themselves and y e Gaurd- 
ians of Such of them as are in their Minority Whose names 
are herein Expressed And who have under Subscribed Relating 
to a Settlement and Division of y e Estate of sd Deceased to 
and among his sd Children That is to say y e Agreement of 
James Warren and Sarah his Wife Martha' Dotey Mary Dotey 
Tobias Oaksman and Elizabeth his Wife And Thomas ffaunce 
and John Dotey Gaurdians of and in the Behalf of Samuel 
Dotey Benjamin Dotey and Mercy Dotey as followeth that is 
to say that y e sd Sarah Martha Mary and Elizabeth for their 
full part portion and part of y e Estate of y e sd Deceased Shall 



The Settlement of Edward* Dotys Estate. 2 1 3 

have and henceforth Enjoy All that the fifty Acres of land and 
three acres of Meadow at or near Monponset in y e Township 
of Plimouth And one other parcell of land which sd Deceased 
while he lived bought of M r William Crow at a place Called 
Atwoods Swamp in sd plimouth together also With all y e Goods 
and Chattels or Cattell that now Remains of y e Estate of sd 
Deceased And also y e Sum or value of four pounds out of y e 
Rents or proffits of y e Housing of sd Deceased All y e afore 
mentioned Lands goods & Chattels to be long and appertain 
unto y e said Sarah Warren Martha Dotey Mary Dotey & Eliza- 
beth Oaksman their Severall heirs Executors Administrators 
and Assigns for Ever And nextly it is hereby agreed That the 
said Samuel Benjamin and Mercy for their full part portion & 
share of the Estate of sd Deceased Shall hereafter have and 
Enjoy all y e Residue of y e sd Estate that is to say particularly 
the Housing House Lott or Homestead of sd Deceased in y e 
Town of Plimouth aforesaid according to y e known & ac- 
customed Boundaries of y e same Together with all that parcell 
of meadow pertaining to y e Estate of y e sd Deceased at y e 
South meadow within y e Township of plimouth aforesaid All 
w ch aforesaid Housing Homestead and parcell of Meadow last 
mentioned to belong and Appertain to the said Samuel Dotey 
Benjamin Dotey & Mercy Dotey their Severall Heirs and As- 
signs for Ever In Testimony Whereof the sd James Warren 
and Sarah his wife Martha Dotey Mary Dotey Tobias Oaksman 
& Elizabeth his wife And Thomas ffaunce and John Dotey 
Gaurdians for & of the sd Samuel Dotey Benjamin Dotey and 
Mercy Dotey have here unto set their Severall hands and Seals 
this third Day of December In y e year of our Lord God one 
thousand Six hundred ninety and Six 1696. 
In y e presence of James Warren & a Seal 

these Witnesses The mark of Sarah Warren & Seal 

John Morton The mark of Martha Dotey & a seal 

James Barnabee The mark of Mary Dotey & a seal 

The mark of Tobias Oaksmand 
and a Seal. 

The mark of Elizabeth Oaksman 
& a Seal 

Thomas ffaunce and a Seal 

The mark of John Dotey and a seal 

Memorandum that upon y e third Day of December 1696 the 
above named partyes who have hereunto sealed & Subscribed 
y* is to say James Warren and Sarah his wife Martha Dotey 



214 Plymouth First Church Records. 

Mary Dotey Tobias Oaksman & Elizabeth his wife & Thomas 
ffaunce & John Dotey Gaurdians of Samuel Dotey Benjamin 
Dotey & Mercy Dotey Came all of them Personally before me 
y* Subscriber judge of probate & acknowledged y e abovesd 
Agreement to be their act & Deed and I do allow & approve of 
y« same as a finall Settlement And partition of y e Estate of y« 
above named Edward Dotey Deceased 

William Bradford. 
Entered January 2 d 169^- p r Sam 1 Sprague Regist r . 



PLYMOUTH FIRST CHURCH RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. IV, p. 217) 

In 1676 : the Lords supper was six times, five members 
were admitted, 24 children were baptized. 

The war continuing & also sicknesse, the chh set apart 
April, 19 : for a fasting & prayer, & also May, 30 : for the 
same grounds. 

The Generall Court in June, being sensible of the heavy 
hand of God upon the country in the continuance of war with 
lite heathen appointed a day of Humiliation to be kept, 22 day 
of it & added thereto a solemne motion to all our ches to re- 
new a covenant engagement to God for Reformation of all pro- 
voking evills. The chh attended that day of Prayer & then 
the Elders appointed a chh-meeting to be on June, 29 : The 
church then all met ; our chh meetings were ever begun & 
ended with prayer, (the Pastor ordinarily beginning & the Elder 
com hiding therewith) After Prayer for Gods direction & bless- 
ing in soe solemne a matter, A church-covenant was read, & 
the chh voted that it should be left on record as that which 
they did owne to be the substance of that Covenant which their 
Fathers entered into at the first gathering of the church, which 
was in these words following, 

[p. 5] In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ & in obedi- 
ence to his holy will & divine ordinances. 

Wee being by the most wise & good providence of God 
brought together in this place & desirous to unite our selves 
into one congregation or church under the Lord Jesus Christ 
our Head, that it may be in such sort as becometh all those 
whom He hath redeemed & sanctifyed to himselfe, wee doe 



Plymouth First Church Records. 2 1 5 

hereby solemnly & religiously (as in his most holy prescence) 
avouch the Lord Jehovah the only true God to be our God & 
the God of ours & doe promise & binde ourselves to walke in 
all our wayes according- to the Rule of the Gospel & in all sin- 
cere conformity to His holy ordinances & in mutuall love to 
& watchfullnesse over one another, depending wholy & only 
upon the Lord our God to enable us by his gTace hereunto. 

Then serious Enquiry was made, in what particulars there 
might be found amongst us a violation of this holy covenant 
& any unanswerable walking thereunto? 

Then followed a Proposall, whether wee were all willing" 
to renew our Covenant for Reformation ? 

The Aged, godly Elder spake his minde particularly to 
these things, & then the Pastor (whom the Elder had before 
desired to draw up an Instrument sutable to the purpose) read 
a paper in which were mentioned, wherein our violations of 
Covenant had bin & our Engagement for Reformation was 
contained, which the whole chh did well approve of, & con- 
cluded as soone as wee could conveniently to appoint a day of 
Humiliation wherein to attend Renewall of Covenant ; Further, 
appointing July, 10 : for all the children of the chh to come 
together before the Elders on that account, which they very 
readily & universally did at the time appointed ; the Elders 
then asked them, 1 : whether thev did owne their interest in 
the covenant of their fathers ? to which, they all freely answered 
in the Affirmative . 2 : whether they would endeavour to stirre 
up themselves in the use of all due meanes for obtaining the 
good & blessings of that Covenant ? then the Pastor read a 
Paper, containing many evills the guilt of which might be found 
amongst them & also their desires & promise of Reformation, 
to be visibly manifested, they all manifested a compliance there- 
with, & the compleating of the matter was reserved till the 
day of Plumiliation. The chh set apart July, 18 : for this serv- 
ice ; the morning was spent in prayer & preaching by the Pas- 
tor, whose Text was in Psal : 56 : 12 : 13 : in the Afternoone 
the Elder began with Prayer & was large in it, then wee pro- 
ceeded to a renewall of Covenant, first the Paper was read that 
concerned the members in full communion, in these words 
following. 

[p. 6] Whereas the Holy & Righteous God hath many 
wayes in yeares lately past changed the course of his favourable 
dispensations towards us & manifested sad signes of his dis- 
pleasure against us, wee desire to be deeply humbled in his 
sight under his mighty hand & to reflect upon our owne hearts 



216 Plymouth First Church Records. 

& wayes with serious Consideration, whereby wee see abundant 
cause to Judge our selves as being guilty of many evills foi 
which the Lord may Justly be provoked to avenge the quarrel] 
of his Covenant upon us. In particular, Wee doe acknowledge 
wee have greatly lost our first love to & pretious esteem of th< 
Gospel & ordinances of the Lord Jesus, which hath too evi- 
dently appeared, partly in our remisnesse in coming to ordi- 
nances, partly in our listlesse & sluggish attendance upon them, 
as also by our barrenesse & unfruitfullnesse under meanes of 
grace, neither have wee maintained & kept up the life & power 
of Godly nesse as wee ought to have done, wee have also pol- 
luted the Holy Sabbaths of the Lord our God, as other wayes, 
soe very much by impertinent communication thereupon, yea 
the loosnesse of our conversations soe unbecoming the Gospel 
of Christ is a Testimony against us that wee have backslidden 
from the Lord, wee have sadly mispent our pretious time & 
omitted our Duty to God & to our relations by frequenting 
such places & companyes not becoming christians to delight 
in, wee have too much allowed our selves in unbrotherly chid- 
ings & contendings one with another & have let the sun goe 
downe too often upon our wrath, wee have bin too unfaithfull 
in our words & promises & ingagements one unto another, hav- 
ing not considered one another to provoke to love & good 
workes, nor watched over the soules one of another, in faith- 
full reproofes for sin as ought to have bin & in the use of all 
other meanes for our mutuall edification in faith & holinesse ; 
Wee have also too much set our hearts upon the world & crea- 
ture-comforts & vanities & have too much conformed to the 
world ; we have also bin too remisse in family-instruction & 
government, not minding the good of the soules of those com- 
mitted to our charge as wee ought to have done ; And although 
God hath greatly afflicted us for our many swervings from him, 
yet wee have not bin soe affected with his heavy hand as to 
reforme those evills for which he hath bin contending with us. 
For these & other evills that might be mentioned, wee de- 
sire to lye in the dust before God & to abhorre our selves & 
unfeignedly to repent in his sight & humbly to acknowledge 
that God is Just & righteous in all the evills wee have bin 
visited with, yea that He hath punished us far lesse then our 
iniquities doe deserve ; And wee doe in the prescence of God 
& of his Holy Angels professe our sincere desires that these 
& all other evills in our hearts & lives may be reformed, And 
doe therefore renew an holy covenant with the Lord our God 
& one with another this day, hereby solemnly engaging our 



Joseph 1 Bradford's Will. 217 

selves in the strength of divine grace (without which [p. 7] wee 
can doe nothing) to put forth our utmost endeavours for a 
thorough Reformation of evill both in our selves & others in 
our severall capacitie[s] according to the relations that are upon 
us towards God & one unto another, & also to walke together 
before God in a professed subiection to all his holy ordinances 
according to the Rule of the Gospel & in Brotherly love & 
holy watchfullnesse to the mutuall succour & building up of 
one another in the faith & fellowship of the Lord Jesus. 

This being read, the church was called upon to manifest 
their consent thereunto by standing up, which all both Elders 
& Bretheren & sisters did. 

( To be continued.) 



JOSEPH 2 BRADFORD'S WILL AND THE REASONS 
FOR NOT APPROVING IT- 

Transcribed from the Original Documents, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Joseph 2 Bradford {Governor William 1 ) lived in that part 
of Plymouth which was set off in 1726 as the town of King- 
ston, and he died there 10 July, 171 5, in the eighty-fifth year 
of his age according to the inscription on his gravestone on 
Burial Hill at Plymouth. His wife, who survived him fifteen 
years, was Jael Hobart, the daughter of Rev. Peter Hobart of 
Hingham, Mass. 

The index of the Plymouth County Probate Records and 
Files contained no reference to any settlement of Joseph 2 
Bradford's estate, therefore I was much surprised, while ex- 
amining in the Registry of Probate at Plymouth some mis- 
cellaneous papers which had never been recorded or indexed, 
to find a will with his autograph signature, also an inventory 
of his estate and the other documents which are here presented. 
These papers are now docketed and indexed. 

The reasons for the refusal to approve the will are so clearly 
stated in the Memorandum of the Judge of Probate it would 
be superfluous to repeat them here. 



2iS Josep/r Bradford's Will. 

[Joseph- Bradford's Will.] 

The eight day of October in the year of Our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and twelve I Joseph Bradford of the 
town & County of Plimoth in Her Majesties Province of y- 
Mussachusetts bay in New England planter, being in sonic 
Measure of bodily health: of a Sound mind & Memory d'» 
make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner and 
forme following. In the first and Chief place I Resign & bc- 
queth my Soul into the hands of God who gave it my body 
I commit to the earth to be decently buried. And as to my 
temporal Estate I give, bequeath and dispose thereof as f ol- 
io wet h 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my clear and loveing wife 
Jael Bradford & to my Son Elisha Bradford all my household 
gixxls & debts whatsoever Item I give and bequeath unto Jael 
Bradford my wife her heirs and assignes forever one halfe part 
of all my housing and lands forever with all & every of their 
appurtenances . Item I give and bequeath to my son Elisha 
Bradford the other halfe part of all my lands and houses to 
him the Said Elisha Bradford his heires and assignes forever. 
Also I do Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Jael Brad- 
ford to be the Executrixe and my son Elisha Bradford to be 
the Executor of this my last will & testament finally I do 
hereby Revoke and disanul all former wills by me made and 
in testimony that this is my last will and testament I have 
hereunto set my hand & affixed my seale the day & yeare above 
written 

Signed Sealed & Declared Joseph Bradford (Seal) 

by the said Joseph Bradford 
to be his last will & testament 
in the presence of us the 
Subscribers 
David Hobart 
Elisha stetson 
wrrastling bruster 

[The Inventory.] 

A Inventory of the Estate of m r Joseph bradford late of 
Plymoth In the County of Plymoth in New england desesed 
taken the 27 day of July anno dominy 171 5 by us hows names 
are underwriten 



Joseph' 1 Bradford's Will. 219 

II s d 

To wering Cloathes at 10 00 00 

To bookes IO 00 00 

To beeds and shets and other bed cloths 50 00 00 

To Plate and mony 10 00 00 

To bras and Peuter and Earthenware 09 18 00 

To Ironware and Pots 04 00 00 

To tabeel linen 06 14 00 

To Hors furneiture 02 00 00 

To Chiestes and tables and old lumber 06 10 00 

To Sheeps wooll 01 01 00 

To five pare of Stockens 01 00 00 

To Neet Cattel and one mare 51 00 00 

To Swine 02 05 00 

To Sheepe 06 00 00 

To all the lands and meddoes and housing at 1606 00 00 

To two goons 01 10 00 

The Sum totall at 1777 18 00 

Eleazer Cushman 
Joseph Stockbridge 

Plim ss on the 19 th day of October 17 15 M rs Jael Bradford 
& her son Elisha Bradford made oath that the abovewritten 
is a true Inventory of the Estate of M r Joseph Bradford de- 
ceased so far as they Know & That when they Know of More 
will Cause it to be added 

before me Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats 

[Testimony of David Hobart.] 

I David Hobart testifie that m r Joseph Bradford deces d de- 
sired me to write him a will which I did according to his direc- 
tions & being Read to him he signed sealed the same & declared 
it to be his last will & testament, and when he so did he was 
of a disposing Judgment and memory to my best knowledge, 
the said will baring date the eight day of October one thousand 
seven hundred and twelve and this will was presented to the 
Hon bl Judge of probate for the Conty of Ply moth 

Taken upon oath October the 19 th 171 5 before me 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats 

[Testimony of Elisha Stetson and Wrestling Brewster.] 

Elisha Stetson & Wrastling Bruster made oath That they 
were prsent & Saw M r Joseph Bradford Sign seale & heard 
him Declare the abovewritten Instrument to be his last Will & 



220 Joseplr Bradford's Will. 

Testament but Can not say that when he so did he was of a 
disposeing mind & Memory 

Taken upon oath October the 19 . 17 15 before me 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats 

on wensday the Court in december is appointed to Argue 
the Probate of M r Joseph Bradfords Will. 

Memorand that Elisha Stetson & Wrestling Brewster at 
the first Presenting the said Will to the said Judge declared 
unto him ; That the said Instrument was not Read to the said 
Joseph Bradford in their hearing at the time when he signed 
& sealed & Declared the same to be his Will. 

[Testimony of Ephraim Little.] 

I Ephraim Little Of plymouth being subpenaed Do Testify 
and Declare, that some years Ago M rs Jael Bradford then the 
wife of M r Joseph Bradford Came to my house & Gave mee 
a paper inclosed .but not Sealed & Desired mee to Seal it & 
take it into my Custody, Telling me it was her husbands Will, 
I accordingly tooke it & Laid it up . but after sometime Upon 
Something I had heard I Opened s d Will and Readd it and 
Indeed was very Much surprized to see that M r Bradford hav- 
ing but one son should make his Will & not give any of his 
\nmh to him & thereupon resolved to Lett M r Bradford know 
I had Opened the Will & Give him my thoughts about it . ac- 
cordingly putt y e will into my pockett & went to M r Bradfords . 
and mett w th him Walking in his pasture Alone. I presently 
Gave him An Ace 1 of my business & Desired him to reconsider 
his Will & whether he had Just Cause to disinheritt his son 
he told mee he had given all his lands to his son only reserving 
to his Wife, y e - Improv* Of one half during her life Upon that 
I told him he was und r a great Mistake & took out y e will to 
read to him to convince him of his Mistake but he replyed No 
lets go into y e house & it shall be read before her. I suppose 
Meaning his Wife. Accordingly Wee went in & as soon as 
M r Bradford came in (what say th he ! M r Little sayth I have 
given all y e lands to you & seem d pretty Much disturbed his 
Wife endeavoured to pacify him & desired mee to sit down I 
did so he Desired mee to read y e Will upon w ch I tooke it 
out and was ging to read it w ch M rs Bradford Objected Against 
alledging it was not Convenient it should be read but M r Brad- 
ford (w th some heat) s d it shou'd be read, upon w ch I desired 



Joseph- Bradford's Will. 221 

M re Bradford to give her reasons why shee thought not con- 
venient and it may be w n wee had heard them M r Bradford 
would not desire the reading of it, shee seem d not very forward 
in giving any Reason ; M r Bradford still Insisted upon y e read- 
ing it . & at last M rs Bradford offered this reason that viz. 
that it would be more Convenient to lett it alone to another 
time that y e man that wrote it might read it to her husband 
To w ch I thus Replyed, said I M ri I do not know who y e man 
was that wrote this will but whoever it was I am afraid he has 
read it once to y r husband and read it wrong & therefore I'll 
now read it to him & read it right & Imediatly began to read, 
shee seem d Much Disturb d at it & so did M r Bradford too 
w n I came to that paragraph y t related To y e disposall of y e 
land & Interrupted mee & said it was none of his Will & it 
should be burnt & that he never sett his hand to it . upon that 
I look d on his name & held y e paper to him telling him I be- 
lieved it was his own hand, he replyed that if so they gave 
him another to read & made him putt his hand to this for this 
was not y e paper he read, & Was very much disturbed ah* y e 
matter, & utterly disclaimed it to be his Will After some time 
I having y e will still in my hands M rs Bradford desired mee 
to give it to her but I refused it at w ch shee seem d Angry : 
I told her if M r Bradford desired it I would give it to him ; 
shee faulted mee much for Opening it I told her I would 
not Justify my Opening it but If I had done amiss I must 
beg M r Bradfords pardon & not hers . he replyed he was glad 
I Opened it & there was a good providence in it . after wee 
had sat a while M r Bradford desired y e Will of mee I readily 
gave it to him . presently his Wife desired him to give it to 
her to Lay up . but he refused it ; but before I came away 
shee obtained it of him telling him if there was any thing 
Amiss in it it should be rectifyed. 

This is the substance of w* I know ab* y 3 Matter. 
Octob r 19 . 1 71 5 ' Eph. Little 

Plimouth ss on the 22 d day of December Annqe Dom 171 5 
M r Ephraim Little made oath to the truth of the above & before 
written before me 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probates 

& the s d Ephraim Little Do further Testify that being some- 
time the last surnm r at y e house of M r Joseph Bradford deceased 
and having some discourse w th M rs Bradford I heard M r Brad- 
ford say to his wife why Do you trouble M r Little ab* it I 
always Intended to give my lands To my son 



222 Joseph' 1 Bradford's Will. 

Plim ss on the 22 d day of December . 171 5 The above 
named EPhraim little made oath to the Truth of the above- 
written 

before me Nathaniel' Thomas Judge of Probats 

[Testimony of Eleazer Cushman.] 

Eleaz r Cushman of full Age being supenaed testifyeth & 
Saith that sometime in Octo br 1 7 1 3 as I take it . I being in the 
morning at y e house of M r Joseph Bradford Deceased M r David 
Hubert was there & y e s d hobert & I fell into discourse about 
the opening of s d Bradfords former Will and the Misinterpret- 
ing & holding forth that y e s d M r Bradford had given his 
Estate from his son to y e Hobarts . and at that time I heard 
s d hobart say he wrote s d Will & did it according to M r Brad- 
fords direction and that s d Bradford liked & Approved it : in 
our s d Discourse the s d M r Bradford broke in upon us & s d M r 
Little had done very ill in his reporting about y* Matt 1 for s d 
he I Do Intend my son Elisha shall have all my lands and I 
was informed by Elisha Stetson that M r Bradford had Just be- 
fore signed his Will . and that he & Wrestle Brewster had 
signed as Witnesses to it & furth r sayth not 

Plim ss on the 22 d day of December Annoq Dom 17 15 M r 
Eliezar Cushman made oth to the truth of the abovewritten 
before me Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probates 

[Memorandum of Judge of Probate.] 

Septemb r Court 17 15. 
These, p r scnts sheweth, 

The Reasons Wherfore the Judge of Probats for the County 
of I'limouth Could not Approve the Instrument p r sented to him 
by UP Jael Bradford as her late Husbands Will. 

Before the said Instrument was Exhibited to the said Judge 
Maj <r John Bradford desired him That when his uncle M r 
Joseph Bradfords Will was Exhibitted he might be p r sent & 
hear it Read before it was Proved 

Accordingly when M rs Jael Bradford Relict widow of the 
said M r Joseph Bradford Came before the said Judge to Exhibit 
her said Husbands Will . Major Bradford was sent for & then 
the said Instrument or writing was Read. And then the said 
Maj r Bradford said That Instrument or writing was not his 
uncles Will . but his Aunts Will . & Entred a Cavit with the 
Judge against the Probate therof untill he should be further 
heard & bring in his Witnesses against the Probate therof 



Joseph 2 Bradford's Will. 223 

Elisha Stetson & Wrestling Brewster two of the Witneses 
named in the said Will being p r sent were asked by the Judge 
whether that writing was Read to M r Joseph Bradford before 
he signed it they Answered it was not Read to him in their 
hearing 

Then the Judge told M^ Jael Bradford it was Nessesary 
her Brother M r Hobart the other Witness should Come & 
Testify whether the said Writing was Read to her husband 
before he signed it And so the Matter was deferred untill M r 
David Hobart should Come & on the 19 th day of October 171 5 . 
the said Hobart & the other Witneses Came before the Judge 
& gave their severall Testimonys to the said Writing which are 
on file 

Maj r John Bradford being then p r sent said some of his Wit- 
neses Could not be then had & Prayed a further time might be 
appointed for to Argue the Probate of the said Will before it 
was allowed And accordingly wenesday the Court in december 
was appointed for both partys to be p r sent to argue & Prove 
what Each thought fit for & against the Probate of the said 
Will. 

At which day Maj r Bradford appearing & M rs Jael Bradfords 
brother in Law & a kinsman of hers on her behalf And Maj r 
Bradford then Produced his Witnesses who being all Sworn 
that Matter was Argued on both sids & a full hearing had 

The said Judge Declared that he Could not approve nor 
allow the said Writing to be the Will of the said deceased M r 
Joseph Bradford And his Reasons are as follows viz 

1 because it was Evident by the Testimoney of M r Eph- 
raim Little that the said M r Joseph Bradford was deceived 
in a former will written by the said David Hobart brother to 
the said Jael And the said M rs Bradford Promoting it & de- 
claring it to be her husbands Will . when (as he after said) 
it was not his Will. 

2 That by this Will or writing the on half of M r Joseph 
Bradfords lands will Probably fall to the Hobarts therfore 
the said David Hobart not so fit for a Witness or Scribe therof. 

3 The other two Witnesses Cannot say he was of a dis- 
posing mind & memory when he signed it. 

4 By M r Eliazer Cushmans Testimony (a man also of 
known Integrity) It is Evedent that Either he the said M r 
Joseph Bradford was non Sane Memori or that he was agen 
deceived in this as in his former Will when he signed it . by 
his saying he would give all his lands to his son . when but 
a few hours before he had signed his Will & therin gave half 
his lands to his wife & her heires & asigns for Ever. 



224 Edward Wins low. 

Note That M 1 ^ Jael Bradford nor any in her behalf ever 
moved to the said Judge any appeal from the afores d sentence. 

Nathaniel Thomas J. Probats 



EDWARD WINSLOW. 

Communicated by Winslow Warren. 

No historian of the Pilgrims of Plymouth would fail to as- 
sign to Edward Winslow a prominent place as one of their 
three or four great leaders. Of high social standing, well edu- 
cated, of gentle and courteous manners, tactful and kind yet 
resolute, he combined qualities some of which were rare among 
the Pilgrims and of the utmost importance to the success of 
I heir settlement. No other man among them possessed such 
skill in diplomacy as Winslow and he was their chief and sure 
reliance in dealing with the perplexing questions arising with 
the Indians, in negotiations with the mother country, in the 
disputes with Massachusetts and the other colonies, and in all. 
the trade relations with England, the Kennebec, Connecticut 
and other settlements. He filled many responsible positions 
with great ability and displayed a knowledge of men and affairs 
surprising in view of his lack of early training and experience. 

While in practical administrative ability he may not have 
equalled Bradford, and while he was not a soldier like Standish, 
in scholarship and general culture, and in the power of adapt- 
ing his knowledge to the needs and conditions of the settlement, 
he was approached by neither. 

Although he is the only one of the Pilgrims of whom we 
have an authentic portrait, and memorials of him in the form 
of publications and coats of arms, and silver and furniture, are 
not rare, we really know but little of his history before his com- 
ing to Plymouth. His grandfather Kenelm Winslow lived at 
Kempsey in the County of Worcester, England, and his father 
Edward owned a family seat called Careswell at Droitwich in 
the same County, where the birth of the Pilgrim Edward is 
recorded in 1595. He was the oldest of five sons all of whom 
came to America, Edward and Gilbert in the Mayflower, the 
others later. He was educated at Droitwich and as far as we 
know lived there until he reached the age of twenty-two. There 
has been a tradition that he was educated at Cambridge Urn- 



Edward Wins low. 225 

versity but it appears to be without foundation. There is noth- 
ing to show that in England he had any communication with 
the Pilgrims or that he was in any way inclined to their reli- 
gious views — his family lived at a considerable distance from 
Scrooby or Austerfield where most of the Pilgrims met and 
there is no evidence of any special Puritan or Separatist move- 
ment in Worcestershire distinct from the general tendency 
throughout England. He first appears in history as a young 
man of liberal education who while travelling for pleasure upon 
the Continent falls in by accident with Robinson's congrega- 
tion in Ley den in 161 7, becomes interested in their peculiar 
views and joins the Pilgrim church. He was then a bachelor, 
but twenty-two years of age, apparently of some means but en- 
gaged in no particular business or profession. Soon after 
becoming a member of the Leyden congregation the records 
show that he was married to Elizabeth Barker, a young English 

'J o o 

girl also a member of the congregation. The three years spent 
in Leyden he is supposed to have been in the printing business, 
probably with Brewster, but we hear little of him until in the 
summer of 1620 we find him corresponding as one of the Pil- 
grim agents with Carver and Cushman in England with refer- 
ence to the arrangements for the departure for America. 

About August 1, 1620, he left with the others in the Speed- 
well from Delft Haven, shared their experiences with the leaky 
ships in England and sailed in the Mayflower for America 
September 16. His name appears on the famous compact 
signed in Provincetown harbor in the cabin of the Mayflower 
November 21. He was upon the march inland begun De- 
cember 16, during which the Pilgrims had their first encounter 
with the Indians, and was with the party which landed on 
Clark's Island and " the next day being the Sabbath wee 
rested." Monday the 21st, as Winslow writes, they "sounded 
the Harbour (Plymouth), and found it a very good Harbour 
for our shipping, we marched also into the Land, and found 
divers corne fields, and little running brookes, a place very 
good for scituation, so we returned to our Ship againe with 
good newes to the rest of our people, which did much comfort 
their hearts." 

This was the landing on Plymouth Rock and this simple 
account all that contemporaneous history tells of it. Decem- 
ber 26 the Mayflower sailed up into the harbor ; soon after the 
whole company went ashore, the beginning of the common 
house was made and a new Nation was born. 

Three disastrous months followed and one of many who fell 



226 Edward Winslow. 

by the way was his faithful wife, yet such were the perils and 
necessities of the situation that but seven weeks elapsed before 
he married a second wife, Susannah White, who herself had been 
a widow but twelve weeks. 

The jx^riod of mourning seems short but the perils surround- 
ing them allowed no yielding to the natural feelings of grief and 
compelled the union of families for protection and safety. The 
marriage proved a happy one and Susannah Winslow became 
famous in history as the wife of one Pilgrim Governor, the 
mother of another, who w r as the first native born Governor, and 
mother also, by her first husband, of the first white child born 
in New England, Peregrine White. She survived her husband 
a quarter of a century and died at Marshfield in 1680. 

In March the Pilgrims were startled by the appearance 
among them of the Indian Samoset with his " Welcome Eng- 
lishmen " and were informed by him of the neighborhood of 
the Sachem Massasoit and his desire to confer with them. For 
the delicate and dangerous duty of interviewing the chief and 
of ascertaining his temper of mind Winslow was selected, and 
meeting Massasoit a short distance from the settlement he 
arranged a conference in Plymouth and volunteered to re- 
main with. the Indians while Massasoit visited the authorities. 
Through his tactful address and skill this meeting became an 
eventful one and resulted in a treaty of peace with the Indians 
which remained unbroken for fifty-five years, until King Philip's 
war. It is not too much to say that upon the result of these 
negotiations largely depended the future of the settlement, for 
in its weak and forlorn condition peace with the Indian neigh- 
bors was of the first importance. 

In July it was determined to explore the interior and return 
the visit of Massasoit at his home near Mt. Hope and Winslow 
was chosen for that duty with Stephen Hopkins. 

The journey through thirty miles of trackless forest was a 
rough one and perilous from the uncertainty as to the disposi- 
tion of the Indians on the route, but they reached Massasoit in 
.safety and found him and his people friendly and desirous of 
extending a hospitable welcome, but as they had just returned 
from an expedition they were very short of provisions. Win- 
slow quaintly writes " Late it grew, but victualls he offered 
none ; for indeed he had not any, being he came so newly 
home. So we desired to goe to rest : he layd us on the bed with 
himselfe and his wife, they at the one end and we at the other, 
it being onely plancks layd a foot from the ground, and a thin 
Mat upon them. Two more of his chiefe men for want of roome 



Edward Wins low. 227 

pressed by and upon us ; so that we were worse weary of our 

lodging then of our journey wee desired to keepe 

the Sabboth at home : and feared we should either be light- 
headed for want of sleepe, for what with bad lodging, the 
Savages barbarous singing, (for they use to sing themselves 
asleepe) lice and fleas within doores and Muskeetoes without, 
wee could hardly sleepe all the time of our being there." 

This promiscuous lodging with its disagreeable accompani- 
ment of friendly but unattractive hosts made the dreary settle- 
ment in Plymouth appear a haven of rest. 

This was not to be the last nor the most uncomfortable visit 
of Winslow to Massasoit. In the Spring of 1623 news came of 
the serious illness of the latter and again Winslow set out with 
an Indian guide Hobamak and a "gentleman from London,'' 
John Hampden. Much has been written of the significance of 
the supposed comradeship of the famous John Hampden, but 
more recent investigation has clearly shown that the patriot 
Hampden was not in this country at the time. 

Yet the visit was a remarkable one, for the country of 
Massasoit 's probable successor, Corbitant, had first to be gone 
through, and he was known to have ambitious projects and not 
to be over friendly towards the Pilgrims ; but Massasoit 's home 
was reached and the evident cordiality of the reception showed 
how deep was the impression upon the Indians of Winslow' s 
tenderness of heart and gentle bearing. Fortunately he pos- 
sessed some knowledge of medicine and after most assiduous 
personal ministration was able to relieve the monarch's suffering 
and when the time came to depart was followed with most de- 
monstrative evidence of gratitude and friendship. 

On the way home he stopped at Swansea and passed the 
night with Corbitant, finding him a most entertaining host, 
being, as he says, "a notable politician, yet full of merry jests 
and squibs, and never better pleased than when the like are 
returned upon him again" — What a scene for a painter — 
probably the only one of the Pilgrims who had fun and wit 
enough to enjoy this rather grim frolic in the woods — imagine 
the sturdy and scholarly Pilgrim aione in . the wilderness with 
the treacherous chief, sitting over the fire smoking hospitable 
pipes in the lonely hut and exchanging jokes, all the while sus- 
pecting that the jolly savage was hostile and uncertain. Corbi- 
tant expressed to him his surprise that he risked the journey, 
and hinted that he wouldn't have come on his account if he had 
been sick like Massasoit, became very inquisitive, poked fun at 
him, and in Indian style tried to draw him out. A full report 
\ 



228 Edward IVinslow. 

would be most entertaining but we have only fragments, as for 
instance when Corbitant asked why when he came to Plymouth 
they stood upon their guard with the mouths of their pieces 
presented to him and upon Winslpw's shrewdly answering " it 
was the most honorable and respective entertainment we could 
give them " and such as they bestowed upon distinguished per- 
sons — Corbitant dryly remarked he "liked not such saluta- 
tions." They parted however in the morning in a cordial way 
and Winslow returned having gained much important informa- 
tion as to threatened hostile movements and yet leaving a dis- 
tinct impression upon the Indians of the good will of the settle- 
ment and its desire to be on friendly terms with its neighbors. 

In September of the same year Winslow sailed in the 
"Anne" for England as agent for the Colony and while there 
published his ''Good Newes from New England," giving rather 
a hopeful account of the plantation from the period when the 
so-called " Mourt's Relation" left off down to September 10, 
1623, being really a continuation of the latter book, which it is 
understood was written by Bradford and Winslow and sent to 
England in 1622 for publication, its name being derived from 
the fact of its preface being signed by " G. Mourt." 

In March. 1624, he returned with much needed supplies, 
bringing also the first bull and heifers imported to the Colony. 

Another portion of the cargo was less satisfactory, for with 
him came one John Lyford, an Episcopal preacher with Puritan 
leanings who contrary to Winslow's advice was selected by 
a portion of the Adventurers in England. Lyford soon became 
a thorn in the flesh to the Pilgrims and by his unseemly be- 
haviour and duplicity so aroused the Pilgrim ire that they drove 
him from the settlement and repudiated all connection with him. 

Subsequently Winslow had much trouble over this matter in 
England and was compelled to expose the disagreeable facts of 
L\ lord's early life to show the man in his true colors and vindi- 
cate the Pilgrim action. 

For the next few years he was fully occupied with negotia- 
tions and business transactions with the Kennebec and other 
settlements, and in . 1627 Bradford, Standish, Allerton, Win- 
slow, Howland, Alden and Prence agreed with the Adventurers 
in England to take over the whole trade of the Colony for six 
years, undertaking to pay all debts and arrange for the removal 
of the rest of the congregation from Holland, Robinson their 
revered pastor having died. 

In 1630 he went to England again as Agent and after his 
return was chosen Governor in 1633, to succeed Bradford who 



Edward Wins low. 229 

sought a well earned retirement, and the next year was chosen 
one of the Assistants, which office he filled for eleven years. 

In 1632 Winslow had made an expedition to the Connecticut 
River and established a trading post near Hartford ; — the re- 
gion being claimed by the Dutch and also by settlers from Dor- 
chester and Cambridge, warm disputes arose in 1635-6 as to 
ownership ; — the Plymouth men had driven out the Dutch and 
Governor Winthrop having taken up the cause of the Massa- 
chusetts men Winslow was sent to negotiate with him. The 
powerful influence of the larger Colony was too much for Plym- 
outh although a large portion of the latter's claim was conceded, 
but the reputation that Winslow acquired in Boston was soon 
shown by the remarkable action of the Massachusetts authori- 
ties in requesting him in face of some opposition to represent 
them in England in the matter of the Dutch complaints, the 
alleged restriction of the suffrage, and other points. 

In 1635 he sailed for England but arrived at an unfortunate 
time for any one with Puritan or Pilgrim antecedents. Arch- 
bishop Laud was Chairman of the Commission before which he 
was delegated to appear, and, although by his arguments Win- 
slow was able to influence the rest of the Commission, the Arch- 
bishop had him arrested and imprisoned for seventeen weeks 
under charge of being a Separatist and of solemnizing marriages 
illegally, and he escaped punishment only by influence of friends 
in high station. 

Winslow always charged this imprisonment to the spite of 
Morton of Merry Mount fame who certainly had no occasion 
to love the authorities of either Plymouth or Boston. 

Perhaps the strongest testimony to the value of Winslow's 
services is afforded in a letter of one of his ' bitterest opponents 
from America, Samuel Maverick a devoted Churchman living 
at East Boston in a fortified house surrounded by four cannon, 
who was in violent hostility to the Boston men on account of 
alleged deprivation of political rights; — he wrote from England 
— "a dismal change falling out just at that time. and they (the 
Boston men) sending hither one Edward Winslow a smooth 
tongued cunning fellow who soon got himself into favor of 
those then in the supreme power, against whom it was in vain 
to strive." 

Returning in 1636 with enhanced reputation he was again 
chosen Governor. The religious controversies between the more 
liberal and the stricter Puritans in Boston were now at their 
height and the Governor of Plymouth, who was known to hold 
moderate views, had no easy task to avoid being drawn into 



230 Edward Winsiow. 

them and to answer the sometimes sharp and imperious letters 
from Boston. 

The banishment of Roger Williams from Boston threatened 
no small embarrassment to Plymouth as he had formerly been 
the minister there and at first removed only to the edge of their 
settlement where he had many friends, and it was only by Win- 
slow's tact that trouble was avoided by persuading Williams to 
move a little farther on into Rhode Island with the suggestion 
that then "they would remain loving friends together" thus 
avoiding any dispute with Boston. It is a singular historical fact 
that the chief cause of Williams leaving the Plymouth ministry 
was the unpopularity there of his severe and narrow views as 
to church membership. 

The kind relations between Winslcw and Williams continued 
for many years after the latter *s removal to R.hode Island and 
frequent friendly visits were exchanged. 

The big hearted and courteous Pilgrim Governor was a 
difficult man to quarrel with and nothing shows more clearly 
his genial qualities of mind and heart than his success in dealing 
with such different elements and retaining the friendship and 
respect of all, whether it was the authorities in England, the 
Governor in Boston, the dissenting colonists in Rhode Island or 
the wild Indian in the forest. With them all he carried himself 
with unmistakeable high breeding and courtesy, with a tactful 
shrewdness and with a keen knowledge of men and affairs such 
as few men in either settlement possessed. 

In 1638 he purchased an estate in that part of Duxbury 
now Marshfield, which he named Careswell in memory of the 
old home in England and which remained in possession of the 
family for nearly two centuries, when it became the property 
and the home of Daniel Webster. 

In 1639 we fi n< 3 him associated with Governor Bradford, 
Endicott and Stoughton in settling the boundaries of the col- 
onies, and in 1643 he was one of the first Commissioners of the 
Confederated Colonies. The next year he was again the Gov- 
ernor of Plymouth, but the time was approaching when he 
should look his last upon New England, and find employment 
in a larger sphere of usefulness in the mother country. The 
Massachusetts Colony was suffering from the complaints and 
machinations of Gorton and others in England and needed a 
strong man to represent them. They sought for Winslow's serv- 
ices "as a fit man to be employed in our present affairs both 
in regard to his abilities of presence, speech, courage and under- 
standing and being well known to the Commissioners as having 
suffered imprisonment by the Archepiscopal prelate." 



Edward Wins low. 231 

Oliver Cromwell was now head of the State and an agent 
from New England was sure of quite different reception from 
formerly, yet the business required a man of large experience 
and extensive influence and Winslow was recognized in New 
and Old England as possessing special qualifications. Plymouth 
acceded to the request of Massachusetts that he should act as 
their Agent with much unwillingness and with fear that he 
might meet with inducements in England which would prevent 
his return, but Winslow regarded it a duty to accept and sailed 
in 1646. The mission was a difficult and responsible one but 
he accomplished its object with much address. 

Governor Hutchinson says of his missions to England "by 
his prudent management and the credit and esteem he was in 
with many of the members of Parliament and principal persons 
then in power he prevented any prejudice to the Colony." 

During the long controversy with Gorton in England Win- 
slow published in reply to Gorton's " Simplicities Defence " a 
very severe and caustic pamphlet entitled " Hypocrisie Un- 
masked " with an appendix containing his " Brief Narration," 
and later when Childs published "New England's Jonah cast 
up in London" which attacked Winslow personally and ar- 
raigned the proceedings in Boston against " divers honest and 
goodly persons " — he came out with a masterly and crushing 
reply entitled " New England's Salamander discovered by an 
Irreligious and Scornful Pamphlet." 

He also published while there " The Glorious Progress of 
the Gospel among the Indians " with extracts from letters of 
Eliot and Mayhew, and organized the Society for Propagating 
the Gospel among the Indians. 

It was not long before his abilities attracted the attention of 
Cromwell and he was persuaded to take service under the Pro- 
tector. In 1652 he was Chairman of the Joint English and 
Dutch Commissioners to award damages for vessels destroyed 
in Denmark by the Dutch, and in 1655 he accepted his last 
Commission as chief of three Commissioners — the others being 
Admiral Penn and Gen. Venable — to capture the Spanish 
West Indies and to govern Hispaniola. 

The expedition against Hispaniola failed through the blun- 
dering of the Admiral and sailed to attack Jamaica, but on the 
passage Winslow was taken ill and died and was buried at sea 
May 8, 1655, with a salute of 42 guns. His will was proved 
in England, most of his property being left to his son Josiah, 
and a copy of it was printed in the January, 1902, number of 
this Magazine. 



232 Edward Winslow. 

The feeling" of the members of the expedition towards him 
was expressed in these quaint lines written by one of the part). 
The Eighth of May, west from 'Spaniola shore, 
God took from us our Grand Commissioner, 
Winslow by name, a man in Chiefest Trust, 
Whose Life was sweet, and Conversation just ; 
Whose Parts and wisdome most men did excel : 
An honour to his Place, as all can tell. 
It would be of intense interest could we learn more of the 
inner home life of a man who appears to have had so many 
attractive qualities and whose influence over men of very dif- 
ferent station and character was so marked, but that part of 
Pilgrim life exists chiefly in romance and tradition, for none of 
the Pilgrim histories give more than a glimpse of it. 

His picture now in Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, shows a man 
with open pleasing countenance, mild eye and firm mouth, with 
a somewhat rotund and vigorous figure and with a striking air 
of gentility. There is nothing about it of the conventional Pil- 
grim, it suggests rather the prosperous and contented man of 
affairs — but his face strongly indicates a gentle temper and 
a quiet sense of humor, combined with firm determination. 
This sense of humor was so strongly developed in the descend- 
ants of -the Governor and has afforded to the Old Colony so 
many amusing stories of later incidents that we can safely be- 
lieve it to have been an inherited trait. One wonders a little if 
Edward Winslow was ever so much of the Pilgrims as with 
them. Pie does not appear to have been strictly a religionist 
in the meaning of the day and history does not associate him 
with religious controversies or actions except perhaps in the 
severe tracts he published in London in his later years. Cal- 
vinist as he was in religious faith he was moderate in his 
opinions, generally tolerant, and exhibited in that part of his 
character the same breadth of view and cheerfulness that one 
rinds in his bearing in the more practical details of business. 

No one could have gained such influence over the Indians 
as he undoubtedly acquired unless added to his diplomatic 
talents were a big heart, unselfish devotion and an unruffled 
temper, and if that was the key to his success with them, it 
was equally owing to those qualities added to his great ability, 
his courage and his frank and manly bearing that he won 
friendship in the narrow and bigoted circles in Boston, at the 
English Court even when Charles I and Laud were crushing 
and persecuting the Puritan element, and, later, with the severely 
practical and stern Cromwellians. He was a man in advance of 



Marshfietd) Mass., Vital Records. 233 

his times and in many respects unlike his times and yet his 
work was of inestimable value to the Pilgrims and no one 
among them could have exactly filled his position, for he seems 
to have been specially ordained by Providence as a harmonizer 
and composer of quarrels and as the fit instrument to lead in 
delicate negotiations and important affairs requiring no small 
ability as a diplomatist. Fie somehow appeals to us of the pres- 
ent day in a little different way from any other of the Pilgrim 
band for he was not unlike the men of the present generation 
and his nature seems more gentle and loveable than that of most 
of his contemporaries, still he must have been a true represen- 
tative of his people and a faithful exponent of their views, for 
otherwise he would never have been so trusted while he lived 
and so sincerely mourned at his early death. Whenever history 
shall present his life to us more fully than can be done in these 
pages, when the English records shall be more carefully searched 
for traces of his work and further evidence obtained of his great 
capacity and power, we are convinced that we shall then have 
the picture of a great Pilgrim Governor who added cheerfulness 
to constancy, gentleness to courage and absolute truthfulness 
and integrity to very high powers of civic statesmanship. 



MARSHFIELD, MASS., VITAL RECORDS, 

[Continued front Vol. IV, page 126.) 

[p. 15] Hanah Bumpus widdow of old Edward Bumpus deceased 

feb. 12 . 1693. 
James Maccall Deceassed May 9 th 1693. 
Elizabeth Carver Deceased Aprill 4 th 1694. 

Mercy the Wife of John Sawyer was burried the 10 th of febuary 1693. 
William White deceased Jan r . 24 . 1695. 
Deborah the wife of Nathaniel Thomas Esq r Deceased June y e 17 th 

1696 
Deborah the dafter of Experince Branch and Lidia his Wife de- 
ceased 18 of desem r 1696 
Elizabeth the Widdow of W m Holmes deceased february y e . 17 . 

1698 in y e 86 l yeare of her age 
May the . 20 th . 1699 John Thomas & Thomas Bayley were Drowned 

going out of Greens harbour in a Cunnoe 
Nathaniel the son of Joseph Otis & Dorothy his wife was Born the 

30 th day of January 1689 
James the son of Joseph Otis and Dorothy his wife was borne the 

21 of January 1691. 



234 Marshfield, Mass., Vim I Records. 

Caleb the son of \V m Carver & Elizabeth his Wife was Born Octo- 
ber . 19 . 1690 
Elizabeth The Daughter of W m Carver & Elizabeth his wife was 

born October . 13 . 1693 
Susana the Daughter of Micael fiord and Bethiah his wife was Borne 

July 26 1689 
Batheba the Daughter of Micael fiord & Bethiah his wife was Bom 

March . 1 . 1691. 
Ephraim the son of Micael Ford & Bethiah his wife was borne July 

18 . 1693 
Hanah the Daughter of Benjamin Phillips & Sarah his wife was 

Borne Desember the 25 1693 
James the son of James Maccall & Anna his wife was born octobr 

the 30 . 1690. 
bethiah the Daughter of Micael fford & Bethiah his wife was Bom 

March 16 th . 1687 . 8. 
Isaac the son of Jonathan Eames & hanah his Wife was born July 

the 23 d 16S8. 
Jerusha the Daughter of Anhony Eames & Mercy his Wife was Born 

March the . 18 th . 1688. 
Jedediah & Josiah The Sons of Thomas Bourn & Elizabeth his Wife 

were born the 29 th of the io £h month 1692 being Twins 
Georg the son of Thomas Bourn & Elizabeth his wife was Borne the 

29 th of the 3 d month 1690 
Marcy the Daughter of John Hewett & Martha his wife was Born 

May 25 1686 
Lidia Hewett the Daughter of John Hewett & Martha his Wife was 

born June 25 . 1689 

[p. 16] Thomas the son of Samuel Little & Sarah his wife was Bern 

June the . 28 . 1683. 
Sarah The Daughter of Samuell Little & Sarah his wife was born 

July 23 d 1685. 
Samuel Little the son of Samull Little & Sarah his wife was Born 

November the 7 th 1691. 
Sarah the Daughter of Kenelm Baker & Sarah his Wife was born 

octobr the 28 th 1688 
Alee the Daughter of Kenelm Baker <k Sarah his Wife was born 

Novbr 3 d 1690 
Elinor the Daughter of Kenelm Baker & Sarah his wife was Born 

March 31 1692 
Abigail the Daughter of Kenelm Baker & Sarah his Wife was Born 

Desember 23 . 1693 
William the son of William Norcott & Experience his wife was borne 

may . 6 . 1690. 
John the son of William Norcott & Experience his wife was borne 

march the 8 th 1691. 
Abigail the Daughter of W m Norcot & Experience his wife was borne 

June 24 th . 1693. 



Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records. 235 

Deborah The Daughter of Experience branch & Lidia his wife was 

borne the 11 th . of July 1694 
Nathan The son of Nathan Williamson & Mary his wife was born 

feb. 3 d 1693. 
Lidia the Daughter of Jonathan Eames & hanah his wife was born 

the 7 th day of May 1694 
Martha the Daughter of Vallintine Decro & Martha his wife was 

born the 11 th day of August 1694 
Mary the Daughter of W m Carver & Elizabeth his wife was born 

March the 20 th . 1695. 
Mary the Daughter of Nathan Williamson & Mary his wife was born 

October the . 1 . 1695 
Kenelm the son of Kenelm Baker & Sarah his Wife was Born No- 

vemb. 3 d . 1695 
Thomas Branch the Son of Experience Branch & Lidia his wife was 

Born the 20 th day of October 1695 
Marke the son of Anthony Ernes & Marcy his wife was born Sept 

15 * 6 95 
Elizabeth the daughter of Michael fiord & bethiah his Wife was born 

March the 3 d 1694 
Deborah the Daughter of Jonathan Eames & hanah his wife was 

born May 30 th 1696 
Mary the Daughter o[f] Anthony Eames & Mercy his W'ife wa[s] 

Born July 17 th 169S 

[p. 17] Elizabeth the Daughter of John & Elizabeth Sumers was 

born Desem. 25 . 1686 
John the son of John Sumers & Elizabeth his Wife was Born Octo- 
ber . 24 . 1688. 
Mary the Daughter of John Sumers & Elizabeth his Wife was born 

June . 10 . 1691. 
Nathan the son of John Sumers & Elizabeth his Wife was born 

October 21 . 1693. 
Unice the Daughter of John Sherman & Jane his wife was Born 

May the 11 th 1696. 
Elisha the son of Michael fiord & Bethiah his wife was Born Jan r 

19 th 1696 
Joshua the son of william Carver & Elizabeth his wife was Borne 

Novem 26 . 1698 
May 20 th . 1699 John Thomas & Thomas Bayley deceased being 

Drowned going out of Greens harbour in a Cunoe 
Deborah the Daughter of Joseph Otis & Dorothy his Wife was born 

Aprill the 24 th * . 1694 
Mary the Daughter of Joseph Otis & Dorothy his wife was Born 

March the 23 d 1695-6 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Thomas Bourn & Elizabeth his Wife was 

Born September the . 2 d . 1695 

*" 23d " altered to "24th." 



[p. iS] Lucrecia The Daughter of Walter Joyce & Elizabeth his 

wife was born October the third . 1676. 
Thomas The son of Walter Joyce & Elizabeth his wife was born 

April! the 19 th 1679. 
Mary the Daughter of Walter Joyce & Elizabeth his wife was born 

Novembr the . 12 . 1682. 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Walter Joyce & Elizabeth his wife was 

born March . 24 th . 1684. 
Abigail the Daughter of Walter Joyce & Elizabeth his Wife was born 

October the 26* . 1687. 
Scrth the son of Walter Joyce & Elizabeth his wife was born the 26'- . 

day of July 1691 
bathsheba the daughter of Walter Joyce & Elizabeth his wife was 

born January y e 17 th 1693 
William the son of M r Edward Tompson & Sarah his wife was born 

April I the 26* . 1697. 
John the son of Stephen Tilden & Abigail his wife was Born Julv 22 

16S6. 

* The space worn away shows that this must have been May, not March. 



236 Marsfifield, Mass., Vital Records. 

Ebenezer the son of Thomas Bourn cc Elizabeth his wife was born 

Desember the i4 t!l 1697. 
Lidia the Daughter of Nathaniel Winslow & Lidia his wife was Born 

Jan r y* 24 th . 1693. 
Thankfull' the Daughter of Nathaniel Winslow & Lidia his wife was 

born the 3 d day of february 1695. 
Sn »w the son of Nathaniel Winslow & Lidia his wife was Born . 

the . 13 th day of May 169S : 
Samuel] the son of Nathan Williamson an Mary his wife was borne 

ihe 3 d day of Agust 1699 
Nathaniel Thomas Esq 1 " & M rs Elizabeth Dolbery were Married 

Noveb r 3 d 1696 . by M r Gotten Mather 
John Match <Sc Mary foster were Married December the 30 th 1696 

before N Tho 
Thomas Fish &: Margrett Woodworth were Married Jan r the 10 th . 

1697 before N Thomas 
Isaac Winslow and Sarah Wensley were Married July the 11 . 1700 : 

by mr Gotten Mather 
|ohn Whit and Susanna Sherman were Married Febuary th 18 : 

1700 by Mr Edward Tompson 

Thomas Joyce and Elizabeth Bent were Married October the 31 : 

1 70 1 by Mr Edward Tompson 

SUmuell Lapham and and Hannah Rogers were Married Novembr 

y* 19 : 1 70 1 by mr Edward Tompson 
Joseph Tilden and Joanna Bouls were Married January the 23 : 1701 

by Mr Edward Tompson 
foshua Gushing and Mary Bacon were Married Ma[v] * the 31 : 

1699 



Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 237 

Caleb & Joshua the sons of Stephen Tilden & Abigail his wife were 

born the 7 th of Aug 1 . 1690. 
Abigail the Daughter of Stephen Tilden & Abigail his wife was born 

January 7 th # . 1693 
William the son of William ford Ju r & Eilina' his wife was born . 

September y e 1696 
William the son of Thomas Dogett & Experience his Wife was Horn 

October the 30 th 1699 
Abigail the Daughter of Experience Branch and Lidia his Wife was 

born feburary the 1 : 1693 
Thomas the son of Experienc Branch and Lidia his wife was Born 

October the 20 1695 

Marriages by M r Edward Tompson 
William Sherman & Mercy White were Married feb. 3 d . 1697 
John Jones & Elinor Winslow were Married feb. 17 . 1697. 
Daniel Thomas &: Experience Tilden were Married Aprill 26* . 1698. 
Samuel Witherell & Unice Roggers were Married May 26' 1698 
Thomas Little & Mary Mayhew were Married December ^ 1698 
Thomas Doggett & Experience ford were Married Jan r 18 . 169 8 
Gilbert Winslow & Mercy Snow were Married feb. 7 th . j.698 
Israel Thomas & Bethiah Sherman were Married feb ^3 . 1698 
James fford & Hannah Dingley were Married february . 28 . 1698 
Samuell Silvester and Lucretia Joyce were married October y e 9 : 

1700 
John Rogers and Hannah Sprague were Married December 11 : 1700 
John Blackmer and Anna Br[a]nch were Married [ic'orn'jer y e 19 : 

1700 

(To be continued.) 



GOVERNOR THOMAS HINCKLEY'S WILL AND 
INVENTORY/ 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Thomas 2 Hinckley {Samuel 1 ) of Barnstable, the sixth and 
last Governor of Plymouth Colony, died at Barnstable 25 April, 
1705. His will was made 16 October, 1700, and his second 
.wife, Mary (Smith) Glover, was named as executrix. She died 
29 July, 1703, and when the will was probated, 2J April, 1705, 
Samuel Prince of Sandwich, the husband of her daughter Mercy 
Hinckley, was appointed administrator. 

♦Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the Colonial 
Research Fund. 



238 Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 

The will and inventory, and the proceedings in the probate 
court, will be found in the second and third volumes of the 
Barnstable County Probate Records. 



[Governor Thomas Hinxkley's Will.] 

(II : 192 2 ] In the Name of God Amen 

The i6 lh of October 1700 I Thomas Hinkley Barnstable 
in y e County of Barnstable in his Mag ties province of y e Massa- 
thusets bay In new England tho under some bodyly weakness 
& Infirmityes yet throw y e Great Goodness of God of disposing 
mind & memory Calling to mind the uncertainty of this transi- 
tory life and that all flesh must yeild not only to y e decays 
of nature but allso to death it self whensoever it shall please 
God to send it and being desirous to be in a readiness for y e 
same as in greater and higher respect & Cheifest Concerns 
so also in setting things in order respecting my temporall estate 
(according to my duty) as those I leave behind me may with 
peace & quietness Endeavor to serve God and one another 
in love i do theirfore by these presents make ordeyn & declare 
this to be my last will & testament herby revoking & ad nulling 
all other will or wills Testament or Testaments by me hertofore 
made by word or writing and this only to stand & abide in 
force in manner & form following — 

Imprimes & above all things I desire to Commit my soul 
to God In Jesus Christ my dear and only saviour & Redeemer 
upon whome alone I desire to rely for the pardon of all my 
manifold sins & heynous transgressions and for the accepta- 
tion of my most unworthy pson w th Gods thro his most prei- 
cious death merits & mediation and my body to decent burial 
m hope of a Joy full resurrection at the last day ever to be 
with our Lord and for my temporall Estate w ch God hath been 
plcassed far beyond my desire to lend unto me my will is first 
of all that my debts which in right I owe to any pson or psons 
or shall owe at y e time of my deceace be paid & satisfied 
out of my Estate — 

Item I will & bequeath to Mary my very deare & welde- 
serving wife the use and proffits of my now dwelling house 
viz : of all those Roomes & eastern part of said house which 
I of late have & still do retayne occopy posses & Enjoy dis- 
tinct from y e western part of said house & those Romes I 
have Assigned to and is now occupyed by my son John 
Hinckley also unto her my said wife the use and proffits of 



Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 239 

that Easterly half part of my barne which I have been accus- 
tomed to use and the old house and old orchard as y e fence- 
now stands with all y e fruit which shall be growing on any 
of y e trees in y e orchard Comonly Called y« new orchard lying 
on y e north side of the kings high way together with y e use 
and proffits of all my other lands both upland and medows 
which I have or Improve or may herafter have & posses during 
her natural life viz : more pticularly all that young orchard 
lying on y e southerly side of my now dwelling house & lands 
on the Easterly End of said house from the fence there East- 
erly to the crossefence which divides between my lands & 
my sd son Johns land and also of all my lands on y e northerly 
side at y e high way & northerly side at the barne as y e fence 
now stands between mine & my sd son Johns land according 
to the station made between us downe to y e stone wall at the 
easterly end adioining to y e oates pasture high way and of 
all my lands in y e oates pasture and at Jewels Island & y e 
small pcills , of medow and Creek thatch together with all 
my lands in the Comon feild Totosneck and place adjacent 
down to the sea during y e full term of her natural life allso 
I give & bequeath unto her my sd wife all my neat Cattel 
horsekind sheep and swine with all my personall Estate whether 
in : [p. 193 2 ] In debts householdstuf bookes or in any other 
thing whatsoever for her Comfortable support & such part 
therof to be at her dispose to any of my Children as she 
shall thinke meet according to their need or dutifull Carriage 
toward her or other Cause moving her therunto and 

It that forasmuch as I have given to all my Children which 
are married there portions hertofore as farre as my low Estate 
would well bear and more pticularly to my son Samuel Hinck- 
ley the greatest part of my great lott wheron he built his dwell- 
ing house and six acres of medow at Skorton which he sold 
& some pcells of marsh at skunkanet and the money for half 
a share of land at Sippecan & several sums of money which 
I paid to several psons he was indebted to his full share or 
more out of my estate I do therfore will & bequeath to . iv 
sons John & Ebenezer Hinckley all the Rest of my lands & 
housing to them their heirs & assigns for ever in manner & 
form following viz : to my son John romes at the west end of 
my dwelling house which he now and of late hath used & is 
possessed of & the one half of the fruit Gows on y e trees in y re 
old orchard & the grasse in y e new orchard lying on y e no > th 
side of y e kings highway during his mothers Eife shee being 
to have all y e fruit growing on y e sd new orchard during her 



240 Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 

life as aforsd and after her decease he my said son John have 
all y e trees & fruit of said new orchard he quitting and re- 
linquishing with his Intrest in y e one half of y e said fruit in 
y e old orchard 

It I will & bequeath to him my son John the one half of 
my Barne y e western end therof w ch he hath been accustomed 
to use together w th y e land lying at y e southwest end of y e 
barn as y e fence now runs to y e norwest Corner therof westerly 
by a Cleft rock to the old dicth and from thence northerly 
as y e fence now stands on y e side of y e bank of sd dich to 
the middle stone wall & thence as y e fence now stands north- 
erly to the end stone wall adioyning to the high way in y e 
Calves pasture and thence westerly by sd stone wall till it 
meet with Decon Job Crockers fence and so by his fence 
southerly down to the pond and by sd pond till it Corns to 
the old orchard fence and by that fence as it now stands to 
the kings high way and thence Eastword to y e uper end of 
sd Johns barrs and thence as the fence stands to the barne 
all w ch Contains the biggest halfe of those my Lotts of Lands 
there and also to him my son John the uper part of that Lott 
of Lands whereon my sd Dwelling house stands viz from the 
cross fence which divids between his Land and myn Easterly 
to the Graves which he hath been accustomed to use (and is 
the biggest halfe of y 1 Lott) together with a small pcell of 
Ground lying att the north side of sd Dwelling house by a 
fence Riming from the Corner of the Little house to the 
westermost post of the barrs which leads from the high way 
into my feild and thence by y e high way westerly till it Corns 
against the midle of the well and from thence on a strait line to 
the northermost Corner of my study. And also the one halfe 
of my six acre Lott of meadow att jewels Island which he hath 
been accustomed to occupy and use all which pcells of upland 
and meadow I have given him heretofore & now hereby Confirm 
them to him his heires and assigns for ever, together [p. 194 2 ] 
With a parcell of my marsh for which I Received Some money 
of him Lying att Skauton Comonly so Caled bounded westerly 
by his own marsh & southerly by the north side of part of 
my foure acre Lott of marsh Comonly so Caled and Easterly 
by the Creeke 

It I Will and bequeath to my son Ebenezer after my sd 
wife his mothers Decease y e East End of my sd Dwelling- 
house with all the Rooms above and below w ch I of Late 
and now occupy possess and enjoy to my use distinct from 



Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 241 

that part of sd House and Rooms given to my son John his 
brother as aforesd Each of them haveing free Liberty to pass 
and Repass up and Down any of the staires and thro such 
part of such Rooms as may be necessary to goe to his and 
their own as hath been accustomed and each of them to keep 
in Repaire the Roofe over their own Rooms and what else 
is necessary for each of them for their part and my will fur- 
ther is that I Reserve Liberty to myselfe and to my wife after 
my decease if shee see Cause to Remove my study that Little 
Room so caled to some other part against the East part of 
sd House and to belong thereunto for the use of him the sd 
Ebenezer as aforesd 

It I Will and bequeath to him my son Ebenezer after his 
mothers Decease the other halfe part of my Barn w ch I now 
use and the other halfe part of my lands lying from y e kings 
high way to the Barn & on y e east & north side of sd Barne 
from y e Caves pasture lane to the dividing line & fence be- 
tween my son Johns land & mine from end to end as aforsd 
w ch I have of late & now occupy poses & enjoy to my own 
use only herby reserving liberty for his brother John his heirs 
& asigns to have free egress & regress w th his or their Cart & 
teame fro y e northwest Corner of y e Barne leantew aforsd 
toward y e great rock to Cart into sd Barne at y e great doores 
as there may be occation he & they making & maintaining a 
handy pare of bars or gate at sd Corner & be Carefull to pre- 
vent damage therby so long as sd Barne shall Continue in sd 
place betwen them and wheras deacon Job Crocker is at all 
times hereafter to make & maynteyn all y e fence Btwen his 
land and that w ch is now my son Johns by agreement & satis- 
faction made by me w th & to the sa Job Crocker as a writing 
under his hand & seale may more at Iarg appeare wch other- 
wise my sd son John must have made & maintained half y e 
sd fence and therfore it seeming good reason my will is that 
my son John shall (after my decease) make & maintain either 
y e one halfe of y e side fence against y e Caves pasture lane or 
y e whole side fence as it now stands w ch divides between his 
land & mine now walled to his brother Ebenezer as aforsd 
and he the sd Ebenezer to make & maintayne y e other equal 
part of sd side fence viz : either y e whole of that next y e said 
lane or y e one half therof & y e one half of y e sd dividing fence 
and that each of them make good and suficient fence and be 
Carefull to prevent damage & discord between them 

It I will & bequeath to him my sd son Ebenezer the other 
half part of my six acres lott of meadow at Jewell Island with 



242 Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 

y* flats & small adjacent Islands which I have been accustomed 
to use as belonging therunto 

It That forasmuch as I have heretofore given to my sun 
fohn a prcell of my land in y e Comon feild wch he hath sold 
1 Considering that my son Ebennezar is not to have y e lands 
bequeathed to him as afor sd until after his mothers decease 
and he having allso been helpfull to us divers years more then 
his brother John & in Confidence of his further helpfullness 
t«» his mother after my deceace I do therfore give & bequeath 
unto him my said son Ebenezer all y e residue of my land in 
y* Comon feild which shall remain unsold both up : [p. 195 2 ] 
Upland and meadow together w th any other parcell of meadow 
\\- ■■ I may have in Exchang for my part of that If so it shall 
happen to be in any other place whatsoever and allso all that 
\v.\ parcel of marsh Comonly Called the four acre lott at Skor- 
" n lying betwen the two Creeks Comonly Called Bacons & 
(jodtkpeeds Creeke bounded northerly by y e marsh of my son 
John and allso all that late additinal parcel of marsh adjoyning 
to 1 lie southerly side of y e sd four acres lott at y e Easterly 
end thereof on y e west side of that easterly Creeck running 
theme southerly to the mayne Channel taking in a smal Island 
< : Creek thatch & is bounded westerly by the dividing line 
between it & y e marsh of Joseph Jinkins 

li I will & bequeath that other parcel of my marsh w ch 
lyes on the east side of said Creek last mentioned & runs 
J hence easterly to the known dividing be tween it & y e marsh 
oi of Joseph bodfish unto both my sd sons John & Ebenezar 
to be equally divided between them 

.It I will & bequeath tc* him my son Ebenezar all my lands 
in y« Caves pasture both upland & meadow saving to his brother 
John liberty only to dry his Creek thatch on that part of the 
upland which I directed him unto this last summer viz : on 
y eastern side from y e harbor southwesterly till it Comes 
about a rod beyond the northeasterly end of James Hamblins 
present hedge fence & thence acrose sd parcel of land to a 
young saplin marked to another young saplin marked standing 
neare y* middle of the said range of said Crose line to another 
young saplin standing a little below y e top of y e westerly bank 
to the beach and my will is that all those lands bequeathed 
to my son the sd Ebenezer in manner and form aforsd shall 
be & remain (after his mothers deceace) to him his heirs and 
assigns forever 

It I will & bequeath to my son y e sd Ebenezer (after my 
wife his mothers deceace) all my stock of neate Cattel horse 



Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 243 

kind sheep & swine and all my utensales belonging to hus- 
bandry and my Iron back & hanger with all other household 
stufe of what kind soever w ch shall remain undisposed of by 
my sd wife his mother by her will or otherwise either of sd 
stock or household stufe 

It I will & bequeath to my sons y e sd John & Ebenezer 
out of my books Newmans Concodiance Ainsworths Annota- 
tions wilsons Chistian dictionary Coles English dictionary to 
be for their & each of their Comon use as they have occation 
and my will further is that my son Ebenezer shall have my 
two Books Called palmers Gospel new Creature & m r flavels 
on y e 3 d of Revelati 20 th and to my son John m r w Green- 
wells on soundness of heart &c : with liberty to Chose one 
more out of y e rest of my books and all the residue of my 
books I leave to the disposall of my wife as aforesd 

finally my will is that in case the 200 acres of land Granted 
me by our former Generall Court in little Compton for serv- 
ice done & is my Just Right be obteyned then my said wife 
(if I do not otherwise dispose therof) shall have full power 
to sell or dispose therof & y e produce therof to be equally 
divided between her & my two sons y e sd John & Ebenezer 
and I do her by ordeyn Constitute & apoint the said Mary 
my deare and [p. 196] And Loving wife to be sole Executrix 
of this my last will & testament In witness wherof I have her- 
unto set my hand & seale december 31 Anno doni 1700 An- 
noqe R : Re : willielmi Tertii duodecimo Angliae &c : 
In presents of 
Jonathan Russell 
James whippo 
John Jenkins 
Martha Russell 



Thomas Hinckley (seale) 
> Testes feb 1 ^ 14 1 700/1 



April the 27 th 1705 then Mr Jonathan Russel Mr James 
Whippo and m r3 Martha Russell whose hands Stands to the 
within written as witnesses appeared before Barnabas Lothrop 
Esqr Judge of probats of wills and granting Letters of Admin- 
istration within the County of Barnstable and made oath that 
they did see m r Thomas Hinckley late of Barnstable now de- 
ceased Signe and Seale this Instrument and heard him declare 
It to be his last will and Testament and that he was of dis- 
poseing mind and memory when he so did 

Attest W m Bassett Reg tr 



244 Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 

[Appointment of Administrator of Real Estate.] 

Barnabas Lothrop Esqr Comisionated by the Governour & 

Council! for the Granting of probate of Wills and Letters of 
administration within the County of Barnstable to all to whome 
these presents Shall Come or may Concern Greeting know ye 
th.it on the 27 th day of April 1705 before me at Barnstable 
the will of m r Thomas Hinckley within written was proved 
a; proved and allowed so farr as It Concerns & relates to the 
real Estate of sd Thomas Hinckley deceased who haveing 
while he lived and at the time of his death goods Chattels 
rights and Credits In the aforesd County but by reason that 
Mary Hinckley wife of the deceased died before the testator 
therefore the sd will Is not approved and allowed to be of am- 
erce for the disposeing and bequeathing of the psonal Estate 
of the deceased but Administration of all and Singular the 
goods Chattels rights and Credits of the sd deceased was 
Cotnittcd unto m r Samuel Prince of Sandwich Son In Law to 
the testator as witness my hand and Seale of Sd office here- 
unto set this 27 th day of April 1705 

Barnabas Lothrop 

[Appointment of Administrator of Personal Estate.] 

[p. 1 89] Barnabas Lothrop Esqr Comissionated by the Gov r nour 
and Councill for y e granting & Probate of Wills and Letters 
of Administration within the County of Barnestable In the 
Province of the Massachusetts* Bay in new England To Samuel 
Prince of the Town of sandwich in sd County Gen u Trusting 
in your Discression faithfulness and fidilety I do by these 
presents Comitt unto you full power to Administer on all and 
singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of your hon rd 
Lit her in Law m r Thomas Hinckley Late of Barnestable in the 
County aforesd who died Intestate to his personall Estate as 
to any thing y 1 yet appears And well and faithfully to dis- 
pose of the same according to Law & to Render a plain and 
true account of your sd Adminestration upon oath w n Lawfully 
Ca!cd thereunto And I do by these presents ordain Constitute 
and appoint you Adminestrator of all and singular the Goods 
Chattels Rights & credits of the sd Thomas Hinckley In tes- 
timony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale of sd 
office Dated barnestable Aprill 27 th in the fourth year of her 
Maj ties Reign Annoq Domini 1705 

Barnabas Lothrop 



Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 245 

[Inventory of the Personal Estate.] 

[p. 198] A true Inventory of the movable Estate of Thomas 
Hynkly Esqr lately deceased as it was taken by m r Samuel 
Hynkley & deacon Job Crocker on may 1 . 1705 



14 - 00 - 00 



08 - 00 - 
04 - 00 - 


- 00 

- 00 


02 — 10 - 

06-15- 

02 - 04 - 


- 00 

- 00 

- 00 



In apparel of one and other sort 

The best bed in y e east end Chamber with bedstead 

& furniture 14 

Another bed in y e above mentioned Chamber with 

bedsteed & furniture 
a bed with bedsteed & furniture in y e porch Chamber 
one Coverled two rugs and three pillows is in y e East 

end Chamber all 
of sheets eight pare and one odd one at 
Table linnen and pillow beers at 
two tables and Six leather chairs in y e East end lower 

roome at 04 — 00 - 00 

Two turkey work Chairs two great ones with other 

lesser ones at 01-02-00 

a cup board and Chest of drawers at 04 - 00 - 00 

a trunk Chest and box at 00-12-00 

of plate viz : silver two cups and three spoones at 03-10-00 

puter & tin one pound six shillings bras ketles three 

pound skillets twelve shillings candlestick & 

warming pan eight shillings all together 05 - 06 - 00 

In Iron Candlestick pots and ketles 01-13-00 

an Iron back and tramels at 01-17-00 

and Irons gread Iron tongs boxlron heeters pressing 

Iron at 01-00-00 

wheels tubs bouls cards earthen ware at 01-10-00 

Arms and amunition 01-15-00 

Horse furniture Iron tools as axes wedges &c : with 

old Iron at 02 - 05 - 00 

port mantles Cushins Sieves frying pan looking glass 

A Spit at 01-00- 00 

bags bellows hour glas and some other Small things 00 - 05 - 00 

Abroad — 
Carts wheels ploughs Chains and yokes 04 - 00 — 00 

to an Indian Servant 06 - 00 - 00 

four oxen at 13-00-00 

three Cowes at 6 pound two heifers at three pound 

five all 09 - 05 - 00 

twenty Six Sheep and Seven lambs all 07 - 00 - 00 

In wooll flax and an hair Cloth 00-15-00 

three Cannoes at 01-15-00 

the old horse at 00 - 1 2 - 00 

In Cash and bills of Credit 22-17-06 



o6- 


- 19- 


06 


*3- 


- 14- 


06 


10 - 


- 00 - 


00 


02 - 


02 - 


04 


00 - 


-05- 


02 


^79 : 


-09- 


-6* 


004 - 


- 00 - 


00 


000 - 


-03 - 


06 


184 13* 

Samuel Hynkley 
Job Crocker 



246 Governor Thomas Hinckley s Will and Inventory. 

Law books 

divinity books 

debts cleu to the Estate by bill 

more from Kleazer Hamblen 

more an old trunk and tobaco 

To one share In the fulling mill 
to two books more one book more 



May the second 1705 then before Barnabas Lothrop Esqr 
Judge of Probets &c : for y e County of barnstable Ebenezer 
Hinckley Son of m r Thomas late of barnstable now deceased 
made oath that the above written Is A true Inventory of the 
Estate of the sd Thomas Hinckley so farr as he knows and 
that If any thing that Is materiall Shall yet further Come to 
his knowledg he will make discovery of It that It may be 
brought to this Inventory- 
Attest W m Bassett Reg tr 

[Account of Administrator.] 

[Ill : 459] John Otis Esqr Comissionated by his Excell c ? the 
Govmour and Councill of y e Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England to be Judge of y e Probate of Wills and 
Granting Letters of Adminestration within the County of 
Barnstable in sd Province sendeth Greeting &c Know Yee 
that upon the Day of the Date hereof Samuel Prince Esqr 
of the Town of Rochester in the County of Plymouth Admin- 
estrator to the Estate of his Father in Law m r Thomas Hinck- 
ley Late of the Town of Barnstable in the S d County of 
Barnstable Decea sd Gave in and accompt to myselfe of his 
Adminestring of the Psonall estate of s d Deceased he having 
Received as ^> the Inventory the Sum of one hundred Seventy 
Eight pounds thirteen Shillings and six pence, and hath paid 
out one hundred Eighty Eight pounds six shillings & two pence 
as appears by his acco n and vouchers &c. Which accompt is 
allowed by myselfe . as Witness my hand and Seal of the Court 
of Probate for sd County hereto Sett this one and twentyeth 
day of July in the fourth year of his Maj ties Reign Annoq 
Domini 17 18 

Jn° Otis 

*The footings are in a different hand. 



Bridgewatcr y Mass., Vital Records. 247 



BRIDGEWATER, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. Ill, p. 143) 

[p. 3] The birth of the children of Xathanael & Margret Conant 

Thomas Conant was born February y e 29 th Annoq e Dom 1704/5 

Nathan Conant was born May 10 th Annoq Dom 1706 

Bithia Conant was born July the 26 Annoq Dom 1709 

Jeremiah Conant a child by Elisabeth his soccond wife was born 

October y e 5 th Anno Domi 1720 
Margret Conant was born Januy 3 d Annoq e Dom 1722 
John Conant was born April y e 20 th Anno Domin 1725 
Elisabeth Conant was born Decern 1 " 25 th Anno Dom 1727 
Nathanael Conant above Named died Sep 1 y e 8 th An Dom 1745 
Elisabeth Conant above named y e Second wife of y e s d Nathan 11 

Conant died Feb : y e 27 th 1757 
The birth of the children of James & Elisabeth Haward 
Eisabeth Haward was born January 16 th 1685/6 
*Mercy Haward was born Feb 27 th Anno Dom : 1687/8 
James Haward was born January 26 Anno Dom 1689/90 
The above named Mercy Haward Dec d Jan 26 1704/5 
The children of Edward Sele & Elisabeth his wife 
Benjamin Sele was born March 5 th Anno Dom 1693 
John Sele was born April 10 th Anno Dom 1697 
The birth of the children of Seth and Sarah Brett 
Samuel Brett was born August 22 d Annoq Dom 17 14 
Silas Brett was born Feb 28 Anno Dom 17 15 16 
Sarah Brett w T as born March y e 3 d Anno Dom 17 17/18 
Simeon Brett was born January y e 8 th Anno Domi 1719/20 
Seth Brett was born April 13 th Annoq Domi 1722 after his Fathers 

Death 

[p. 4] The birth of the children of James & Mary Keith born in the 

Town of Bridgwater 
James Keith was born Novem y e 6 t Anoq Dom 1696 
Mary Keith was born November 20 th Ano Dom 1698 
Gershom Keith was born Februa i st Ano Do 1701 
Israel Keith was born Febru 21 st Anoq Do 1703 
Faithfull Keith was born Decern 16 Ano Do 1704 
Esther Keith was born April y e 9 th Annoq Dom 1707 
Jane Keith was born Sep 1 2 d Annoq Dom 1709 
Simeon Keith was born Sep 1 25 Anno Dom 17 12 
The birth of the children of Ephraim and Hannah Cary 
Mehetabel Cary was born December y e 3 d Anno Dom 1709 
Ezra Cary was born March 31 Anno Dom 17 10 



248 Bridgewater % Mass., Vital Records. 

Zachariah Car)- was born 4 th of January An° Do 17 12/13 

Ephraim Car)' was born Novem r 12 th Ann Dom 17 14 

Daniel Car)' was born Sep' 9 th Annoq Dom 17 16 

Ephraim Cary y e parent of y* above named Children Died July y e 

i8 lh An° Dom 1765. 
Elnathan Bassett of Bridgwater died april y e 20 th 1750 

[p. 5] The birth of the children of Joseph Hayward sen r 
By Allice his fhrst wife 

1 Joseph Hayward was born December 15 th Ann° Do 1673 
By Hannah his third wife 

2 Alice Hayward was born March y e 20 th Ann° Dom 1682/3 

3 Mar)' Hayward was born March y e 18 th Ann° Dom 16S4/5 

4 Thomas Hayward was born March y e 6 l Ann° Dom 1686/7 

5 Edward Hayward was born July y e 24 Ann° Domi 1689 ■ 

6 Hannah Hayward was born Septem y e 25 Ann° Dom 1691 

7 Susanna Hayward was born May y e 17 th Ann° Dom 1695 
S Peter Hayward was born Novem y e 10 th Ann° Dom 1699 
9 Abigail Hayward was born August y e 3 d Anno Dom 1702 
The birth of the children of Jonathan & Sarah Haward born in the 

Town of Bridgwater 
Jonathan Haward was born Decern 1- y* 9 th Anoq Do 1692 
Nathan Haward was born Janua 2 d Anoq Do 1694 
Joshua Haward was born Janua y e 9 th Anno Do i6g[w0rri] 
Susanna Haward was born August y e 8 th Anno Do i6o[u<or7i~\ 
Ebcnezer Haward was born y e 10 th of Janua Anoq Dom i*]\worn\ 
Seth Haward was born Novem 15 Anoq Dom 1702 
Abiel Haward Was born November y e 6 l Anoq Do 1704 
Sarah Haward was born October 28 th Anoq Dom 1707 
Henry* Haward was born September y e sixth Annoq Dom 17 10 
Kezia Haward was born February 23 d Annoq Dom 17 12 
The birth of y e Children of Ephraim & Deliverance Jennings 
Mary Jennings was born January y e i st An Dom 1719/20 
Ephraim Jennings was born Sep 1 y e 27 th An° Dom 1722 
Sarah Jennings was born Sep 1 y e 28 th An° Dom 1728 

[p. 61 The birth of the children of Ephraim & Mary Haward born 

in the Town of Bridgwater 
Jane Haward was born Septem 17 Anno Do 1689 
Susanna Haward was born March 8 lh Anno Dom 1692 
Martha Haward was born August 7 th An Do 1695 
Ephraim Haward was born May 25 Anno Do 1697 
Daniel Haward was born October 3 d Ann Do 1699 
David Haward was born March 3 d Ann Do 1703 
Silence Haward was bom June y e 3 d Anno Dom 1705 
Mary Haward was born December 21 Ann° Dom 1707 
The birth of the Children of Nehemiah & Jane Washburn 
Silence Washburn was born July 26 Anno Dom 17 13 
Jane Washburn was born January y e 6 th Anno Domi 17 15 



Bridgewater t Mass., Vital Records. 249 

Jane Washburn the Wife of s d Nehemiah Washburn Deceased January 

y e 26 Anno Domi 17 15 
Leu 1 Ephraim Haward died august y e 11 th An Dora 1750 aged 84 
Mary Howard first above Named Died February 1760 
The birth of the children of Joseph & Sarah Hayward born in 

Bridgwater 
William Hayward was born July 3 d Anoq Dom 1704 
Eleazer Hayward was born August 28 th Ann Dom 1705 
Allice Hayward was born February y e 16 th Anno Dom 170$ 
Lydia Hayward was born April y e 20 th Ann Dom 1708 
Jemima Hayward was born May y e 16 th Anno Dom 17 11 
Sarah Hayward was born Xovem i st Ann° Dom 17 13 
Mary Hayward was born July 24 th Anno Domi 17 18 
Joseph Hayward was born Decern 1 " y e first Anno Dom 1725 

[p. 7] The birth of the children of John & Desire Kingman born in 

y e Town of Bridgwater 
Desire Kingman was born June y e 17 th Anoq Do 1690 
Mary Kingman was born April y e 7 th Anoq Do 1692 
John Kingman was born Febru y e 7 th Anoq Do 1694 
Seth Kingman was born Janua y e 10 th Anoq Do 1696 
Deliverance Kingman was born Feb y e 11 th Anoq Dom 1698 
The children born to the s d John Kingman by Bithia his seccond 

wife 
Isaac Kingman was born Septem y e 14 th x\r.oq Do 1699 
John Kingman was born March y e 16 Anoq Dom 1702 
Abigail Kingman was born May y e 28 Anoq Do 1705 
David Kingman was born May 21 st Annoq Dom 1708 
Ebenezer Kingman was born January 21 st Annoq Dom 17 11 
Josiah Kingman was born October 9 th Annoq Dom 17 13 
Bithia Kingman was born April 23 d Annoq Dom 17 16 
John Kingman Father of y e above named Children died January y e 

8 th 1755 in the 95* : year of his age 
The birth of the children of William & Mary Conan[t] in the Town 

of Bridgwater 
Sarah Conant was born November 10 th Ano Do j'jolworn'] 
Ruth Conant was born November 27 th Anno Dom 17 n 
The birth of y e Children of Nathan 11 Reynolds & mary his Wife 
Nathan 11 Reynolds was born march y e 19 th An° Dom 17 18 
The Birth of y e Children of David & Mary Ames 
David & mary ames were born april the 9 th An° Dom 1723 
James ames was born april y e 3 d An° Dom 1725 
Mary Ames wife of y e above named David ames died march y e 28 th 

An° Dom 1757 

[p. 8] The birth of the children of Joseph & Judith Shaw born in 

the Town of Bridgwater 
Ruth Shaw was born Janua 25 Anoq Do 1698 
Marth Shaw was born January y e 9 th Anoq Do 1700 



2$0 Bridgavater, Mass., Vital Records. 

Sarah Shaw was born March y e 18 th Anoq Do 1702 

Hannah Shaw was born July y e 31 st Anoq Do 1704 

Ebenezer Shaw was born July y e 13 th Anno Dom : 1706 

John Shaw was born April the thirteenth Anno Dom 1708 

Zacharias Shaw was born June the 28 th Anno Dom 17 n 

Joseph Shaw above named Deceased Sep 1 14 th Anno Dom 17 18 In 

the 54 th year of his Age 
Judith Shaw the Wife of y e above named Joseph Shaw died February 

y e 8 th 1760 
The children of Isaac and Abiel Johnson which were born to them 

in the Town of Bridgwater 
Sarah Johnson was born July y e first Anoq Do 1702 
John Johnson was born June y e 11 th Anoq Do 1705 
Joseph Johnson was born December 17 th Anno Dom 1707 
Benjamin Johnson was Born March y e 6 th Ann° Dom 1710/n 
Mary Johnson was born June 18 th Anno Domi 17 16 
Joseph Johnson Deceased November y e sixth Anno Dom 1730 
The children of Peter & Sarah Dunbar born in Bridgwater 
Josiah Dunbar was born July y e 21 Annoq Dom 1706 
John Dunbar was born September 18 Anno Dom 1709 
David Dunbar was born June 27 th Anno Dom 171 1 

[p. 9] The birth of the children of John & Susanna Hayward born 

in the Town of Bridgwater 
Susanna Hayward was born Sep 1 13 Anoq Do 1699 
Sarah Hayward was born August y e 7 th Anoq Do 1703 
John Hayward above named Dec d April 14 th Ano Do 1705 
The birth of the children of Elihu & Susanna Brett 
John Brett was born October 23 d Anno Dom 1707 
Anne Brett was born August 14 th Anno Dom 17 10 
Bithiah Brett was born March 31 st Anno Dom 17 14 
Elihu Brett above named died April y e 29 th An° Dom 1745 
The birth of the children of Joseph & Mehetabel Hayward born in 

the Town of Bridgwater 
Mehetabel Hayward was born May 17 th Ano Do 1701 
Thomas Hayward was born Sep r 23 Anoq Do 1702 
Joanna Hayward was born August 15 th Anoq Do 1704 
Malatiah Hayward was born August 31 An° Do ijoiworri] 
Hannah Hayward was born Novem 9 th Anno Dom ijc3 
Sarah Hayward born December 14 th Anno Dom 17 10 
Joseph Hayward was born October 19 th Anno Dom 17 13 
Daniel Hayward was born November 29 th Anno Dom 17 15 
Benjamin Hayward was born February 22 d Ann° Dom 17 17 
Joseph Hayward Son of Joseph Hayward Died October y e 17 th In y e 

year 1738 
Daniel Hayward above named Died June y e 25' : 1749 

(To be continued.) 



The Diary of Jabcz Fitch, Jr. 251 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page ioj.) 

Fort Edward Aug* 6 th 1757 

There Ingagement Still Lasts at y e Lake But Not So 
Furious a Firing as was Yesterday About Noon Gen 11 Johnson 
Arrivd Here with a Larg Party — Some of them of the 
Melitia at Albony Canderhuck & Clavrick — among others 
Capt : Hucabons With His Company — This Day I Se Tobi- 
ous Vandwoser & Several others that I Knew at Clavrick &c. 
At Night there Came an Express from Fort W m Henry By 
which I Hear that our People Hold their Ground Good & 
Col : Monroe Said He was as well Pleasd as if He was in 
His own Cuntry among y e Pertaters 

Sunday y e 7 th Som Time In y e Morning I Lit of M r Bell 
& Spent Some time with Him then we went to a Meeting 
where Was Sung y e 71 st Plalm then v e Young Boston Chaplen 
Preachd From i ?t Sam 11 14 th 6 th &c — 

This Day y e Firing at y e Lake Contnued But Not So 
Smart as Before — The Millitia Now are Continually Coming 
to our Assistance But we are Impatient of Waiting Knowing 
all our Interest & Privelages Lay at Stake & we Not Yet 
Strong Enought to Ingage y e Enimy — 

At Night I went onto y e Piq* : Capt Fletcher is Commander 
of it y e Mohogs Mad a Vary Bad Nois all y e Night & Toard 
Day y e Wolvs Tried to Emitate them & there was one Serj 1 
Euen of y e 60 th Reg* on Guard with Us &c — 

y e 8 th The Firing at y e Lake Began about Sunrise as Usual 
& Continued Most of y e Day Vary Hard — Gen 11 Webb went 
out with a Larg Party to Vieu y e Ground Round y e Fort He 
Returnd a Little after Noon — Toard Night there Came In 
an Ox from F l W m Henry at Night our Piq 1 was Relievd as 
Usual — This Night there was Many Guns Hered from y e 
Lake &c. — We Have No Further News of orders To March 
to Relieve y e Other Fort But Contlude to Wate for More 
Strength 

' y e 9 th In y e Morning there Came in a Larg Number of 
y e Millitia Cheefly from Boston Province — Near 200 with 
Horses &c : This Seems to Be the Most Unfortunate Day 
that Ever I Knew we Had a Rumer about Noon that Fort 



252 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

W m Henry was Taken for their Firing Seasd Some time in 
y e Morning — This Talk Surprized y e People Vary Much But 
Afterward was Coritrodicted which Mad y e Men Contented But 
Toard Night Fresh News Com. in that y e Fort was Sertainly 
Taken this Time it was Generally Believed — all y e Houses 
within y e Lines were Orderd Down and to Be Cleard off — 
In y e Evening we were alarmd By y e Millitia on y e Other Side 
y e River &c. 

Now after our People at y e Lake Had Bravely Stood y e 
Seege 7 Days & 6 Night Haveing No Relief Sent em Nor 
No Incouragement of any were Obliged to Surrender But it 
was on Capitulation . they were to Bring of their Packs & arms 
& to March out with Flying Coulars — This was Talkd of 
this Night — 

ye I0 th j n ye Morning Maj r Prevos went of with about 300 
Men to Meet our Men from y e Lake The Lines were Soon 
turnd out & Kept out Most of y e Day about 9 oClok our 
People Begun to Com In from y e Lake — By which we Soon 
Larn How they were Used 

This Morning as they were Marching out of y e old En- 
campment they were to Be Guarded By y e French Ragulars 
to Keep of y e Ingians But as they Com of y e Indians Beset 
our People & Kild them with their Speers Robd them of all 
that they were allowd By y e Capitulation . Children they took 
from their Mothers & Dash 1 their Brains out against y e Stons 
y e Mothers they Servd y e Same and also their Husbands if 
they offerd to Relieve them So the Savages Plunderd Stript 
Kild & Scalpt our People — About Noon y e Main Body of our 
People Came in from y e Lake with their Coulers Displayd — 
all This Day our People Kept Coming in By Small Partys 
Appearing in y e Most Pityfull Manner Som of them Stript 
Intirely Naked others Robd of Most that they Had But Vary 
Few of them with their Fire Locks 

This & Yesterday are y e Two Most Sorrowfull Day that 
Ever were Known to N England 

The Seege of Fort W m Henry Began Aug 1 3 d & it was 
Surrenderd y e 9 th at 7 in y e Morning During y e whol time 
of this Seege our Men were Extreem Resolute to Go to Re- 
lieve our People But Never Could By any Means Get orders 

In y e Seege I am Informd that we Had about 50 Men 
Kild But y e Slaughter of this Day is Soposd to Be Vastly 
Greater than all the Rest — & our Men Not allowd to R.esist 
y e Savages Let them Sacrifise Nevers So Many of them 

» 

{To be continued.) 



Reports from State Societies. 253 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

On Saturday afternoon, June 13, 1903, about twenty-five members of 
the Society went to Salem, to see The Only Mayflower Gravestone,* that 
of Richard More in the Charter St. Cemetery, and to visit other points of 
interest. Many members who had expressed their intention of joining the 
party were prevented from doing so by the threatening weather. 

After the More gravestones had been inspected, Mr. George Francis 
Dow, Secretary of the Essex Institute, took charge of the party "and under 
his guidance many of Salem's interesting historical points were visited. 

Donations to the Library. 

" Lewis Dary of Norton, Mass.. and Some of His Descendants," from 
the compiler, Mr. George A. Dan' of Boston. 

"A Record of the Dedication of the Monument on Dorchester Heights, 
South Boston," from the Governor and Council. 

"Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society," April, 1903, 
from Mr. Morton Dexter of Boston. 

Vital Records of the Towns of Barre, Becket, Lexington, Maiden, 
Southborough, Sudbury, Topsfield and Tyringham, Mass., (eight volumes), 
from the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

"A Preliminary Statement of the Cantine Genealogy," from the com- 
piler, Rev. Matthew Cantine Julien of New Bedford, Mass. 

" Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Bates of Weymouth, 
Mass.," " Bates Genealogy Notes . 1," and "Bates Genealogy Notes . 2," 
all from the publisher, Mr. Frank A. Bates of South Braintree, Mass. 

" Constitution and By-Laws with list of Officers and Members, Society 
of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Ohio," from Mr. Herbert Jenney 
of Cincinnati. 

" Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War," (ten 
volumes), from the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

"In Memoriam — Barna Smith Snow," from the author, Mr. W. H. 
Grant Snow of Boston. 

" Damon Memorial," from the compiler, Mr. Brazil M. Damon of 
Ypsilanti, Mich. 

" History of the Treman, Tremaine, Truman Family in America : with 
the related families of Mack, Dey, Board and Avers," (two volumes), from 
the compiler, Murray E. Poole, D'.C.L., LL.D., of' Ithaca, N. Y. 

"Genealogy and Family History of the Uphams." from Mrs. Bertrand 
E. Taylor of Newton Centre. 

"The Litchfield Family in America, Part 1, No. 2," from the compiler, 
Mr. Wilford J. Litchfield of Southbridge. 

Members Elected. 
June 29, 1903. 

783. Samuel Crowell, M.D., Boston, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, sev- 
enth from Gyles Hopkins. 

♦Mayflower Descendant, III : 193. 



254 Reports from State Societies. 

784. , James William Atwill, St. Joseph, Mo., ninth from Isaac Allerton, 
eighth from Mary Allerton. 

785. Rollin Benjamin .Andrews, Leominster, eighth from William Brewster. 

786. Genevieve Clarke, M.D., Cambridge, ninth from John Billington, 
eighth from Francis BillingtoTi. 

787. Col. Charles Henry Alden, M.D., U. S. A., Newtonville, sixth from 
John Alden. 

788. Mrs. Walter Lang Parker, Lowell, eighth from Richard Warren. 

789. Mrs. James Joseph Gilligan, Maiden, eighth from Thomas Rogers. 
August 31, 1903. 

790. Capt. Richmond Pearson Hobson, Greensboro, Ala., tenth from 
William Brewster. 

791. Mrs. Frank Dexter Ellison, Belmont, eighth from John Alden. 

792. Mrs. John Davis Long, Hingham, eighth from William Brewster. 

793. Mrs. Frederic Augustus Washburn, New Bedford, seventh from 
Peter Brown. 

794. Frederic Augustus Washburn, Jr., M.D., Boston, eighth from Peter 
Brown. 

795. Thomas Gurney, Atlantic, seventh from Edward Doty. 

796. Joseph Eber Beals, Middleborough, seventh from John Howland. 

797. Mrs. Bertrand Eugene Taylor, Newton Centre, ninth from Richard 
Warren. 

798. Robert Sloane Bickford, Boston, ninth from Thomas Rogers, eighth 
from Joseph Rogers. 

799. Mrs. Charles Franklin Stevens, Worcester, eighth from William 
Bradford. 

800. Mrs. John James Wood, Philadelphia, Pa., tenth from William 
Brewster. 

801. Mrs. Samuel John Taylor, Philadelphia, Pa., tenth from William 
Brewster. 

802. Mrs. George Gregg Welch, Dover, N. H., tenth from William Brew- 
ster. 

803. William Prescott Allen, St. Paul, Minn., eighth from William Brewster. 

804. Mrs. William Prescott Allen, St Paul, Minn., ninth from William 
Brewster. 

805. Mrs. Nelson Lansing Martin, Boston, ninth from Thomas Rogers, 
eighth from Joseph Rogers. 

806. Thomas Moulton Durell, M.D., Somerville, tenth from William 
Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
Junei 1903. 
346. James Atkins Noyes, seventh from Edward Doty. 

737. Mrs. Arthur E. Linnell, ninth from William Brewster; tenth from 
William Brewster; tenth from Stephen Hopkins, ninth from Con- 
stance Hopkins. 

769. William T. Slayton, M.D., eighth from James Chilton, seventh from 
Mary Chilton ; seventh from Francis Eaton, sixth from Samuel 
Eaton. 

August, 1903. 

738. Miss Erminnie A. French, ninth from John Alden ; eighth from Wil- 
liam Bradford; tenth from William Brewster, ninth from Love 
Brewster; tenth from Richard Warren. 



Reports from State Societies. 



:>:> 



752. Clarence F. French, ninth from John Alden ; eighth from William 
Bradford; tenth from William Brewster, ninth from Love Brew- 
ster; tenth from Richard Warren. 

776. Augustus B. R. Sprague, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, seventh from 
Constance Hopkins. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
June 3, 1903. 
730. Gerald Hunt Richmond, Buffalo, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 



73i 

July 

73 2 

733 
734 
735 
736 

737 

735 

739 
July 

740 
741 

July 
742 
743 

July 
744 



Miss Katharine Griswold Pratt, New York, eighth from Edward 
Doty. 
!, 1903. 

William Frank Fuller, Brooklyn, ninth from Edward Fuller, eighth 
from Samuel Fuller. 

Miss Doris Fuller, Brooklyn, tenth from Edward Fuller, ninth from 
Samuel Fuller. 

Miss Lucy Southworth Wicker, New York, tenth from James Chil- 
ton, ninth from Mary Chilton. 

Mrs. Andrew Johnston Townson, Rochester, tenth from William 
Brewster. 

Mrs. John Hamilton Derby, Sandy Hill, ninth from Edward Fuller, 
eighth from Samuel Fuller. 

Ellery Denison, M.D., New York, seventh from William Brewster. 

Mrs. Howard Agnew Johnston, New York, eighth from John Alden. 

Mrs. Edouard T. Mostert, New York, ninth from John Howland. 
17, 1903. 

Miss Elizabeth Cooke Fitch, New York, ninth from William Bradford. 

Mrs. Edward Johnson Kimball, Minneapolis, Minn., ninth from Rich- 
ard Warren. 
24, 1903. 

Frank Hustace, Honolulu, H. I., tenth from William Brewster. 

Robert Barclay Macpherson, New York, ninth from Stephen Hop- 
kins, eighth from Constance Hopkins. 
29, 1903. 

Franklin Trowbridge Ray, New York, ninth from William Bradford. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
June 24, 1903. 
146. Mrs. John Mickle Okie, Berwyn, eighth from John Alden. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
June 8, 1903. 

165. Wolcott Barber Manwaring, New London, Conn., eighth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

166. Benjamin Booth Avery, Cleveland, O., eighth from William Bradford. 



256 Pilgri»i \otcs and Queries. 

MAINE SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
May 29, 1903. 

34. Harlan Barzillai Turner, Portland, tenth from William Brewster. 

35. Mrs. George Otis Smith, Skowhegan, tenth from William Brewster. 

36. Miss Susan Adelaide Glidden, Newcasde, ninth from William Brad- 

ford. 

37. James Carter Fox, Pordand, tenth from Richard Warren. 

38. Roscoe Clinton Reynolds, Lewiston, eighth from John Alden. 

39. Mrs. Roscoe Clinton Reynolds, Lewiston, seventh from Myles Standish. 

40. George Franklin Reynolds, Pordand, eighth from Myles Standish. 

41. Miss Lydia Anne Hunter, Machias, eighth from John Alden. 
June 27, 1903. 

42. Mrs. Stephen Coburn, Skowhegan, ninth from William Brewster. 

43. Miss Louise Helen Coburn, Skowhegan, tenth from William Brewster. 

44. Miss Annie Augusta Clarke, Pordand, tenth from James Chilton, 

ninth from Mary Chilton. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

The Parentage of Richard More. Mr. Edwin A. Hill of 
Washington, D. C, in a letter received as we are going to press, states 
that he has discovered the parentage of the More children who came in 
the Mayflower. In the parish register of Shipton, Shropshire, England, 
as printed in 1S98 (pages 19-21), will be found the marriage of Samuel 
Moore, " Generosus " (/. e., of noble birth), and Katherine Moore, of Lar- 
den, on 4 February, 1610 (1611, New Style), and the baptisms of their 
children as follows: "Bllinora," 24 May, 1612; Jasper, 8 August, 1613; 
Richard, 13 November, 1614; Maria, 16 April, 16 16. 

Bradford mentions Ellen, Jasper and Richard, and in Richard More's 
deposition* taken 27 September, 1684, he claimed to be "aged seaventy 
yeares or thereabouts." Bradford does not mention Maria, who may have 
died very young, and the baptism of the unnamed brother mentioned by 
Bradford, who must have been born after 1616, is not found in this regis- 
ter; but there can be no doubt that the parentage of Richard More has 
been discovered, and the Editors theory that Richard More survived all 
the male passengers except Peregrine White is confirmed. 

Cape Cod Town Record Fund. Contributions received ; George 
A. Merrill, $1.00; George Ernest Bowman, 515.00 (Receipts from sale of 
balance of Ancestral Charts and Freeman Genealogies, as advertised). 

Colonial Research Fund. Contributions received: Miss Mary P. 
Quincy, $2.00 ; Mrs. Henry C. Purmort, $5.00 ; Clarence Freeman French, 
$20.00. 

Old Colony Town Record Fund. Contributions received: George 
Ernest Bowman, 533.50 (Receipts from sales of Ancestral Charts and Free- 
man Genealogies, as advertised). 

♦Mayflower Descendant, III : 194. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Charles Francis, 122 



Adams 

ADDAMES 

mrs. George Moulton, 123 

John Francis, 190 

Mary, 209 

Thankful, 162 
Adkins "j 

Atkins I ^ 

Adkinse 1 ' 2 

Atkines J 

Elizabeth, 86 

Henry, 23 

Isaac, 23 

Susanna, 143 
Alberson ) ^ ., , 
Allbeson J David, 163 

Elizabeth, 163 

Jecoliah, 163 

John, 163 
Alden ) 

Aldin > , 199 

Allden ) 

Charles Henry, 61, 254 

David, 34 

Hannah, 40 

John, 28, 34, 57-61. no, in, 123, 
124, 188, 189, 19S, 228, 254-256 

Jonathan, 34 

Robert, 201 

Thankful, 39 
Aldeb-SOn, Victor Clifton, 59, 192 
Alexander, Anthony, 25 

William, 24 
Allen ) 

Allyn > Abigail, 107 
Allin ) 

Alice Carpenter, 57 

Daniel, 135, 136 

Francis R., 127 

Frederick B., 122 

Hannah, 107 

Margaret, 107 

Micah, 107 

Priscilla, 30, 31 

Samuel, 35 

Seth, 107 

Susanna, 74 

William, 30, 31, 36, 37, 115 

mrs. William Henry, 188 

William Prescott, 2*54 

mrs. WDliam Prescott, 254 



Allerton ) Isaac, 7, 10, 16, 20, 60, 76, 

Alerton ( 81, 123, 125, 129, 158, 

167, 18S, 1S9, 19S-201, 22S, 254 

Mar}-, 20, 6o, 125, 1S9, 254 

Remember, 123, 129, 130 

Sarah, 130 
Alltham, Emnu., 201 
Allyn, see Allen 
Ames, David, 249 

Fisher, 122 

James, 249 

Marj-, 249 

mrs. Samuel, 190 
Andrews, Irene Fargo, 59 

Mark, 105 

Richard, 201 

Rollin Benjamin, 254 

Ruth, 105 

Thomas, 201 
Andrus, corporal, 102 
Anthony, Laurence, 201 

mrs. S. Reed, 192 
Appleton, John, 132, 135 
Arnold, , 1 58 

mrs. George F., 122 

Samuel, 83 

Sarah, 115 
Asten ] 

ASTAN I ~ . , 

Astin f David, 203 
OstineJ 

Elizabeth, 203 

Hannah, 18, 89, 203 

Robert, 89, 203 
Atkins, see Adkins 
Atterbury, mrs. Henry Stimson, 61 
Atwill, James William, 254 

Atwood I 6 „ 

Attwood \ ' 

Anne, 153, 159 

Barnabas, 20S 

Elizabeth, 99, 208 

Experience, 99 

Frances, 209 

George, 99 

Hannah, 195, 208 

Isaac, 20S 

John, 99, 153 

Lydia, 208 

Mary, 209 

Medad, 17 

Nathaniel, 209 



257 



2s8 



Index of Persons. 



Avery, , 62 

Benjamin Booth, 255 
Clara Arlette, Ci 

A vers, , 2;^ 



Bacon, Mary, 116, 236 
Bailey. \ 

BAYLY I Elizabeth, 115 
Bayley ) 

Thomas, 233. 235 
Baker, , 62 

Abigail, 234 

Alice, 234 

Elinor, 234 

Esther Hinckley, 192 

Isaac, 96-9S 

Kenelm, 234, 235 

Nicholas, 42 

Sarah, 234, 235 

William, 17 

Bangs ) , 

Banges ) ' " 

Abner, 90 

Benjamin, 19 

Edward, 19, 20 

Elishua, 90 

Elizabetn, 18, 89, 90 

Experience, 90 

Hubbard, 90 

James, iS, 90 

John, iS, 90 

Jonathan, 17-19, S9, 90 

Joshua, 202 

Lemuel, 18 

Mary, 90 

Mehitable, 202 

Mercy, 18, 90 

Nathan, 202 

Rebecca, 23 

Samuel, iS, 19, 89, 90 

Sarah, iS 

Thankful, 90, 202 

Thomas, 202 

William, 90 
Barker, Deborah, 115 

Elizabeth, 225 

Hannah, 1 16 

Isaac, 179 

John, 116 

Robert, 5, 91, 158 
BARL, Mary, 115 
Barnabee, James, 213 
Barnes, Abigail, 103 

Alice, 53 

Benjamin, 53 

John, 93, 94 

Lemuel, 53, 103 

Mercy. 53 

William, 53 



Barrell ) t,,. . .. 
Barrill } Elizabeth, 115 

Lydia, 1 17 

William, 1 15 
Barrows U, ' 
Barrow } Ebenezer, 39 

Lydia, 20S 
Phebe, 109 
Ruhamah, 105 
Samuel, 20S 
Sarah, 39 
BARSTOW 1 t j- /: 

Berstow [Lvdia, 116 

Martha, 1 14 

Samuel, 1 16 

Bartlett I nu , 

-d ~~, .,„ f Charles, 125 

Bartlet \ -> 

mrs. Charles Ward, 1S8 

G. Hunter, 192 

Isaac, 151 

mrs. John Bishop, 188 

Mercy, 151 

Robert, 94, 95 

Samuel, 55 
Barton, doctor, 134 
Bass, Edward, 200, 201 
Bassett, , 158 

Elnathan, 248 

mrs. Roger Marcus, 124 

William, 146, 147, 149, 1 57, 243. 246 

BatT \ Albert Carlos ' * 

Barnabas, 55 

Edward, 253 

Frank A., 253 

Job, 55 

John, 55 

Margaret, 54 

Samuel, 54, 55 

Thomas, 55 
Baxter, Temperance, 177 

Thomas, 177 

Be^s [BoyUtonA.,,« 

Joseph Eber, 123, 254 
Bearce, Hannah, 104 

Mary, 108 

Ruth, 104 
Beauchamp ( _ _ o 
Beuchamp j ' 

John, 200, 201 
Beere, John, 115 
Belding, mrs. Alvah Norton, 58 
Belknap, Jeremy, 7 

Bell, , 251 

Bennett \ Deborah> 8) 40 
Bennet S 

John, 38, 101 

Peter, 40 

Priscilla, 40 



Index of F 



259 



Bennett ) 

Ben net > Robert Root, i( 

cont'd ) 

Sarah, 40 

Susanna, 39 
Benson, Jonah, 105 

Martha, 105 
Bent, Alice, 209 

Elizabeth, 236 

Sarah, 106 
Berry 
Bery 

Berey y , 18 

Berrey I 
Berrie J 

Ebenezer, 202 

Hannah, 19, 204 

Judah, 19, 204 

Lemuel, 19, 204 

Mary, 19, 204 

Mercy, 204 

Rebecca, 89, 202, 204 

Ruth, 19, 204 

Samuel, S9 

Theophilus, 19, 204 
Bess, negro, 145 
Besse, Nehemiah, 103 

Priscilla, 103 
Bickford, Robert Sloane, 254 
Billes, Anna, 27 
Billington, Francis, 254 

John, 79, 254 
Bishop ) A , . ., 
Bishup [ Abigail, 114 

Hudson, 114 

Keturah, 210 
Blackmer, Anna, 237 

John, 237 
Blatchford, Charles Hammond, 124 

Edward Williams, 124 

Eliphalet Huntington, 124 

Paul, 59 
Bliss, Frederic W., 122 
Blossom, Mercy, 75 

Thomas, 165, 167, 170 
Blymyer, William Hervey, 58 

Board, , 253 

Bodfish, Joseph, 242 
Bodge, George M., 56 
Bond, Frank, 60 

Fred, 125 
Bonnet 1 Patience> 2IO 

BONEY \ ' 

William, 210 
Booth, Grace, 117 
Judith, 117 

BOSWORTH ) bj u ^ 
BOZWORTH ) 6 ' 

Asaph, 108 

Benjamin, 106 



BOSWORTH y 

Bo/, worth [ David, 106, 108 
cont'd ) 

Elizabeth, 106, 10S 

Hannah, 104. 106. 209 

John, 109 

Mary, 107 

Mercy, 106 

Nehemiah, 209 

Patience, 108 

Rebecca, 107 

Richard, 104 

Sala, 107 

Sarah, 209 

Susanna, 109 

Waterman, 106 
Bourn, , 2 

A., 1S6 

Dulsina, 10S 

Ebenezer, 236 

Elizabeth, 234-236 

George, 234 

Jedediah, 234 

Josiah, 234 

Mercy, 179 

Newcomb, 108 

Silvanus, 179, 1S6 

Thomas, 15S, 234-236 
Bowditch, mrs. Alexander Granville, 

53 
Bowen, Henry J., 192 
Bowles \ T , 

Bouls [Joanna, 236 

Bowman, Austin Lord, 192 

mrs. George Augustus, 192 

George Ernest, 1, 20, 29, 41, 47, 

56, 65, 82, no, 113, 11S, 122, 

127, 129, 143, 172,. 1S5, 192. 193, 

205, 210, 217, 237, 256 

John E., 58, 124 

Bradford | ~ r , , Q , ,,, 
-r, > Ehsha, 21b, 219, 222 

Bratford ) ' ' yi 

Gamaliel, 122, 123 

Hannah, 206 

Jael, 217-224 

James Fitch, 60 

Jane, 103 

John, 222, 223 

Joseph, 217-223 

Lewis, 1 So, 207 

Mercy, 107 

Samuel, 22, 106 

Sarah, 106 

Sylvanus, 103 

William, 3-7, 10, 32, 35, 44, 46-5 2 > 
57-61, 65, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 75, 
77. 79-8i, 86, 90, 92-94, 113, 114. 
123-126, 129, 130, 153, 164, 167, 
169, 187-190, 198, 199, 214, 217, 
224, 228, 230, 254-256 



26o 



Index of Persons. 






Bradle, Elizabeth, 194 
Lucretia, 194 

Peter, 194 
Bra ley ) . , 
Brayley \ Ambro ^- 39 

Mary, 39 

Sarah, 39 
Bramhall / ~ 
Bramhal \ Co ™^> IO ° 

Joseph, 100 

Joshua, 100 

Martha, 100 

Sarah, 100 

Sylvanus, 100 
Branch, Abigail, 237 

Anna, 237 

Deborah, 233, 235 

Experience, 233, 23^, 237 

Lydia, 233, 23V 23V 

Thomas, 235, 237 
Brandegee, John E., 192 
Bray, Timothy, 135 
Brayton, mrs. Charles K., 128 

Elizabeth Hitchcock, 57 
Brett, Anne, 250 

Bethiah, 250 

Elihu, 250 

John, 250 

Samuel. 247 

Saran, 247 

Seth, 247 

Silas, 247 

Simeon, 247 

Susanna, 250 
Brewer, Thomas, S, 10, 201 
Brewster ) . 
BRUSTER [Ann, 193, 194 

Benjamin, 193. 194 

Charles A., 192 

Charles E., 192 

Daniel, 194 

Henry C, 123, 192 

Jane E., 192 

Jonathan, 41, 193, 194 

Love, 5S-60, 188, 190, 254, 255 

Mary, 41, 114, 194 

Nathaniel, 1 14 

Patience, 143 

William, 10, 30, 41, 5S-61, 63, 64, 
123-125, 127, 143. J 65* l6 7> l6 9» 
187-190, 192, 193, 198, 199, 225, 
254-256 

Wrestling, 21S-220, 222, 223 
Brick, Mary, 210 

5 RIGGS i Benjamin, 106 
Brigg ) 

Charles, 152 

David, 108 

Deborah, 117 

Ephraim, 151, 15* 



Briggs 

Brigg £ Hannah, 104, 105, 109, 152 

cont'd 

Isaac, 152 

Jane, 103 

John, 104 

John Kingsbury, 152 

Joseph, 1 17 

Keturah, 1 17, 

Lois, 104 

Martha, 152 

Mercy, 106 

Molly, 109 

Nabbe, 108 

Polly, 152 

Rebecca, 109, 152 

Remember, 104 

Richard, 152 

Robert Waterman, 152 

Sally, 152 

Samuel, 106 

Sarah, 106, 152 

Seth, 109 

Thomas, 117, 152 

Timothy, 105 

William, 152 
Brook field, Frank, 1S9 
Brooks \ 

Brooke > Elizabeth, 82 
Brook ) 

John, 82, 84 

L. Loring, 122 
Broughton, Henry White, 123 

Brown ) , 

Browne ) ' 

Bessie Adele, 189 

Bethiah, 197 

Charles Francis, 188 

mrs. Charles L., 58 

Charles W. H., 125 

Horace, 1S9 

John, 29, 31-34 

Joseph, 197 

Martha, 197 

Mary, 29, 30, 32 

Mercy, 197 

Peter, 29-34, 36, 58, 61, 123, 126, 
188, 254 

Priscilla, 30 

Samuel. 96-98, 104, 197 

Tabitha, 104 

William, 135 
Browning, Henry, 201 
Bryant I fe . u ^ 
Briant \ 

Barnabas, 1S4 

Benjamin, 109 

Bethiah, 109 

Ebenezer, 184, 210 

Elisha, 184 



Index of Ft 



261 



Bryant } 

Briant > Elizabeth, 207, 210 

confd ) 

Ephraim, 184 

Hopestill, 184 

James, 1S4 

Joanna, 207 

John, 43, 1S4, 206, 207 

Jonathan, 182 

Lydia, 207, 210 

Margery, 182 

Mar)-, 116, 1S2, 1S4, 207 

Mercy, 151 

Nathaniel, 207 

Nelson Elliott, 57 

mrs. Nelson Elliott, 57 

Rebecca, 184 

Ruth, 106 

Samuel, 206, 207 

Sarah, 184 

Seth, 184 

Sylvanus, 207 

Thomas, 116 
Bryer, Jo., 115 

Mary, 115 
Buck, Hannah, 116 

Margaret, 115 

Remembrance, 74 

Thomas, 1 1 6 
Buell, Edward W., 125 
Buffum, mrs. George Allen, 60 
Bulkeley, Morgan G., 192 
Bullock, mrs. Francis Swinnerton, li 

mrs. George Saunders, 61 
Bumpus, Edward, 233 

Hannah, 233 
Bundy, John, 158 
Burch, mrs. Sylvester R., 60 
Burditt, Charles A., 192 
Burge "] 

BURDGS I ,, g- 

Burg \ Ma ^ l6 3 

BURDG J 

Patience, 145, 146 

Sarah, 163 

Thomas, 163 
Burrows, sergeant, 101 
Bursley, Elizabeth, 73 
Bush, R. Perry, 122 
Butterfield, mrs. Algernon S., 189 

Calderwood, David, 192 
Calvert, George, 26, 27 
Cambell, Charles, 94 
Capehart, mrs. Edward E., 192 
Capen, Samuel Billings, 56, 122 
Carpenter, mrs. Allen Francis, 57 
Cartee, Parthana, 107 
Carver, Caleb, 234 



Carver | rr . , 

confd \ Ellzabetl », 233-235 

John, 47, 225 

Joshua, 235 

Mary, 235 

William, 234, 235 
Cary, Daniel, 248 

Ephraim, 247, 248 

Ezra, 247 

Hannah, 247 

Mehitable, 247 

Zachariah, 248 
Case, Edward Beecher, 1S9 
Chamberlain \ Ty 
Chamberlin f Benjamin, us 

Charity, 10S 

Isaac, 108 

Lewis, 10S 

Rebecca, 10S 
Chany, mrs. William H., 192 
Chapman, . 62 

Deliverance, 1 15 

Ralph, 115 
Charles, king, 165, 232 



Chase 



Chaise > Ellen, 122 
Chaec ) 

Gouell, 28 

Hannah, 28 

Jene, 2S 

Phebe, 28 

Sara Louise, 189 

Sarah, 28 

Thomas, 28 
Chatfield, mrs. Albert H., 125 
Checkley, Anthony, 135, 136 
Cheever ) _ _ 
Chever j ' j4 

Samuel, 132, 136, 141 
Cheney, Charles Edward, 59 

Childs, , 62, 231 

Chilton, James, 58, 60, 61, 1S8, 190, 
254-256 

Mary, 58, 60, 61, iSS, 190, 254-256 
Chipman, Hannah, 104 

Rebecca, 117 

Thomas, 116 
Christophers, Grace, 43 
Church, Benjamin, 55 

Charles, 55, 56 

Deborah, 55 

Elizabeth, 1 iS 

Joseph, 56, 1 18-120 

Mary, 55 

Rebecca, 56 

Richard, 1 18-120 

Sarah, 56 



,62 



Index of Persons. 



!hi:rch J 



Abigail, i So 



Churchill 

Churcheli 

Ci 

Ci 

David, i So, 209 

Ebenezer, 1S0 

Eunice, 106, 

Hannah, 1S0 

Ichabod, 1S0 

Jacob, 106 

Jane, 109 

Joannah, 20S 

John, 92, 93, 95 

Mary, 209 

Nathaniel, 1S0 

Rebecca, 1S0 

Ruth, 1S0, 20S 

William, 1S0, 20S 
C11.LEY, Elizabeth Williams, 5S 
Clap, Stephen. 179 

Temperance, 179 

Thomas, 1 15 
Clark \ 

Clarke > Alice, 1 \\ 
Clerk ) 

Andrew, 17-19, S9, 203 

Anna, 18 

Annie Augusta, 256 

mrs. Augustus Taylor, 5S 

Benjainin, iS, 203 

Bethiah, 39, 55 

Content, 203 

mrs. C. Peter, 56 

mrs. David Oakes, 57 

Ebenezer, 203 

Elizabeth, 17, So. [42 

Elsie, 10S 

Eunice, 89 

Freeborn, 1 1 5 

Genevieve, 254 

George Kuhn, 123 

Hannah, SS, 89 

Homer P., 192 

Isaac, 203 

James, 5-7 

Joseph, iS, 203 

Lancelot, 142 

Lemuel, 108 

Lydia, iS, 203 

Mary, 18, 142, 203 

Matthew, 55 

Mehitable, 89, 202 

Nathaniel, 18, 55, 203 

Priscilla, 109 

Sarah, 19, 55, 203 

Scotto, 203 

Scottoway, iS, 19 

Seth, 203 

Thankful, 19, 89 

Thomas, 114. 203 



irke ' .... 

■RK f UlU 
'd J 



rston. 158 



Clark 

Clarke 

Clei 

cont\ 

Walter, 1 15, 1 16 

William, 55 
C LEA RE, George, 158 
Cobb / , 

Cob \ ' 62 

Carolus Melville, 57, 123 

Ebenezer, 37 

Gershom, 39 

Hope, ^S 

Jonathan, 38 

Melatiah, 39 

Ruth, 37 

Thomas, 151 
Coburn, Louise Helen, 256 

mrs. Stephen, 256 
Cock, see Cox 
Cole ) 

Coal [ , 62 

Coall ) 

Benjamin, 207 

Consider, 182 

Daniel, 23,69, 151, 197 

Ebenezer, 182 

Eleanor, 197 

Elizabeth, 90, 207, 210 

Hannah, 182, 195, 196 

Hephzibah, 23, 196 

Hezekiah, 182 

Hubbard, 197 

Israel, 23, 195, 196 

James, 23, 182 

John, 23, 1S2, 196, 197, 207 

Joseph, 17, 182, 196, 207 

Mar}-, 195, 196, 209 

Mercy, 69-72 

Patience, 182 

Rebecca, 90 

Ruth, 23, 196, 197 

Samuel, 90 

Sarah, 196, 197 

Stephen, 90 

Susanna, 207 

Timothy, 23, 197 
Coleman, Mary, 115, 116 

Thomas, 115, 1 16 
Collier ) 

COLYAR \ 

William, ic, 16, 31, 201 

Collins, , 62 

Con a nt, . 62 

Bethiah, 247 

Elizabeth, 247 

Jeremiah, 247 

John, 247 

Margaret, 247 

Mary, 249 



Index of Persons. 



26 



CONANT ) ,, .» 

confd pathan,2 4 7 

Nathaniel, 247 

Ruth, 249 

Sarah, 249 

Thomas, 247 

William, 249 
CONGDON, George E.. 1S7 
Conrad, Margaret S., 1S7 
CONYNGHAM, mrs. Charles M., 124 

Cook ) , 

Cooke ) ' 

Ann, 23 

Benjamin, 1S6 

Caleb, 52, 1 So 

Damans, 51, 52 

Deborah, 185, 1S6 

Elisha, 54 

Elizabeth, 52, 1S6 

Francis, 4S, 52, 5S-61, 104, I2J, 
1S5, 1SS-191 

mrs. George Crouse, 124 

Hannah, 54 

Huldah, 54 

Jacob, 4S, 49, 51, 52 

Jane, 116 

John, 58, 61, 1S9, 190 

Joshua, 1S6 

Josiah, 185, 1S6 

Lydia, 54 

Priscilla, 54 

Richard, 186 

Ruth, 51, 104 

Tabitha, 54 

William, 54 
Coombs, Elizabeth, 40 

Joshua, 40 

Corbitant, indian, 227, 228 

Cornell ) -,-.,. , ., 

r, ,„„,, > Elizabeth. 115 

CORNWELL ) D 

Thomas, 115 
Corthell, Lydia, 105 

Sherebiah, 105 
Corwin, F^lizabeth, 82. 84 

George, 84 

Jonathan, 141 
Cotton, Bethiah, 54 

Edward, 54 

Hannah, 54 

John, 54 

Josiah, 54 

Lucy, 54 

Margaret, 54 

Mary, 54 

Rowland, 54 

Theophilus, 54 
Covel, James, 121 

Keziah, 142 

Nathaniel, 142 
Coventry, Thomas, 201 



>• Ann, 161 



Cox ) . 
CocKi A S nes ' M 7 

Edward Jones, 5S 

mrs. Edward Jones, 5S, 192 

J. D, 192 

Robert, 117 

Sarah, 1 17 

William, 117 
Crandon, Edwin S.. 56. 58, 122, 123, 

192 
Crane, mrs. Edward Miller, 60 

Cranston, Mary, 115 

Crocker, mrs. George EL, 124 

Job. 240, 241, 245. 246 

Lydia, 210 

Mary, 75 

Prudence, 1S0 

Theophilus, 210 
Cromwell, Oliver, 231 
Crooker. Betty, 107 

James, 104 

Joanna, 104 
Crookshanks, captain. 101 
Crosby 
Crosbey 
Crosbe 
Crosbie 
Croseby 
Crasbe 
Crosey 

Anna, 18 

Barnabas, 162 

Elizabeth, 195 

Hannah, 161 

Huldah, 88 

Joseph, 27, 161, 196 

Josiah, 161 

Lydia, 161 

Margaret, 161 

Mary, 195 

Mehitable, 19, 27, S7, 161 

Mercy, 87, 88 

Nathan, 19, 87 

Nathaniel, 17 

Samuel, 18, 19, 195 

Sarah, 18, 161 

Seth, 87 

Simeon, 19 

Simon, 17, 18, 195 

Susanna, 18 

Thankful, 19, 87 

Theophilus, 161. 196 

Thomas, 17 

Tully, 19, 87 

William, 18, 19, S7, 88, 161 
Cross, mrs. John Alexander, 190 

Crowell I . 
Crowel (Anne, 142 












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264 



Index of Persons. 



Crow ell 1 

CROWEL > Jonathan, 142 

confd ) 

Lydia, 74 

Samuel, 253 

mrs. Samuel, 5S 
Cudworth, John, 117 

Margaret, 117 

Sarah, 115 
Cummings, Daniel, 109, 152 

Hannah, 109, 152 

Sherwood Caldwell. 60 
Curtis t 
Curtice > Charity, 1S3 

CORTIS ) 

Experience, 109 

Hannah, 104 

mrs. Henry M., 125 

John, 116, 1S3 

Lewis Beers, 61 

Nehemiah, 104 

Phebe, 105 

Rachel, 116 

Ruth, 1S3 

Sarah, 117, 1S3 

William, 116 
Cushing I AU . ., 
Cushin [ Abigail, ios 

Daniel, 11S 
Hannah, 116 
Ignatius, 208 
Jeremiah, 117 
John, 46, 116 
Joshua, 236 
Mary, 208, 236 
Matthew, 1 19, 120 
Mercy, 104 
Nathaniel, 20S 
Rachel, 208 
Ruth, 20S 
Sarah, 104 
Susanna, 109, 151 
Thomas, 208 
Cushman, Abner, 208 
Allerton, 20-22 
Anna, 181 
Desire, 181 
Eleazer, 219, 222, 223 
Elijah, 20S 

Elkanah, 20-22, 71, 181 
Fear, 180, 181 
Hannah, 20 

Isaac, 65-67, 1 So, 184, 209, 210 
Jacob, 181 
Jemima, 1S2 
Joanna, 104 
Joseph, 181 
Josiah, 20-22, i Si 
Martha, 20, 1S1 
Mary, 20, 114. 208, 209 



Cushman j ., _ 

confd [Mercy, 181 

Moses, 20S 

Phebe, 210 

Robert, 16, 75, 77, 79, 225 

Ruth, 209 

Samuel, 181 

Sarah, 105, 106, 184, 209 

Susanna, 1S1 

Thomas, 20, 77 

William, 181 



Dallabar, Mary, 132 
Damon j ^ ' ., AT 
Dammond \ Branl M " 2 53 

Martha, 1 16 

Mercy, 106 
Darbey / . . , o 

Darbe ^braham, 2S 

Ann, 193 
Darling, Elizabeth, 40 

John, 40 
Darte, Ann, 193, 194 
Dary, George A., 253 

Lewis, 253 
Davis, , 62 

Grace Belle, 190 

Katharine K., 58, 188 

Mary, 74 

Solomon, 173 
Dawes, Charles Gates, 124 

Rufus Cutler, 124 
Dean ) ~ 
Deane} 1 ^ 106 ' 11 ? 

Samuel, 123 
Decro, Martha, 235 

Valentine, 235 
Delano, Elizabeth, 20, 40 

Mary, 92, 93 

Philip, 92, 93 
Denison, Ellen,-, 255 
Dennis, James'Shepard, 189 
Derby, John, 158 

mrs. John Hamilton, 127, 255 

Perley, 1 1 2 
Devereux, mrs. Clara A. R., 125 
DeWolf, Edwin A., 192 

John O., 122, 192 

Dexter, Morton, 56, 123, 1S7, 253 

Dey, ,253 

Dickens / A , 

-,-. 5- Mary, 19 

Dikens \ J ' Jy 

DlCKERMAN, Frank Elliot, 123 

Digbie, , 27 

Dille, mrs. Francis Miller, 60 

Dillingham, Rachel, 108 

Dimock, Desire, 180 

Edward, 180 

Dingley, Hannah, 237 



Index of Persons. 



265 



DOANE \ 

DOAN [ , 62 

Done ) 

Benjamin H., 192 

Deborah, 142 

Elizabeth, 17 

Ida F., 125 

Isaac, 9S 

Israel, 151 

John, 29, 30, 37, 97, 9S 

Joseph, 17, 86, 87, 120, 121, 141, 
142. 149, 195, 197, 202 

Nehemiah, 142 

Ruhamah, 120 

Sarah, 142 

Thomas, 142 

William H., 125 
Dobson, mrs. Henry T., 192 

DOGGETT ) r, 

Dogett [ Expenenee, 237 

Thomas, 237 

William, 237 
Dolbery, Elizabeth, 236 
Donshea, mrs. William Isaac, 59 
Doty "1 
Dotey t> 
Doten f benjamin. 212-214 

Dotte J 

Desire, 1 1 1 
Edgar Nelson, 190 
Edward, 47, 52, 61, 100, in, 113, 
124, 1S9, 190, 210-212, 214, 254, 

255 

Elisha, 100 

Elizabeth, 52, 11 1, 212 

Faith, in 

Hannah. 100 

James, 100 

John, 52, 211-214 

Joseph, 112 

Lois, 100 

Martha, 212, 213 

Mary, in, 113, 212-214 

Mercy, 212-214 

Paul, 100 

Roswell Farnham, 61 

Samuel, 100, 212-214 

Sarah, 210-212 

Stephen, 100 
Dow, George Francis, 253 
Downes, Myron D., 59 
Downing, mrs. George W., 192 
Drew, John, 39 

Susanna, 39 
Dudley, Joseph, 135-137 

Thomas, 136 
Dudson, Martha, 116 
Dulles, Charles W., 192 
Dunbar, Betty, 108 



Dunbar j ^ ., 
contd \ David ' 2 5° 

Elizabeth, 210 

Jennet, 109 

John, 250 

Joseph, 210 

Josiah, 250 

Peter, 250 

Sarah, 250 
Dunham, Anna, 99 

Eleazer, 53 

Elizabeth, 53 

Ezekiel, 53 

Fear, 53 

Jerusha, 53 

Joanna, 183 

John, 92, 95 

Martha, 99 

Mary, 1S2 

Micajah, 1S2 

Miriam, 53 

Nathaniel, 53 

Rebecca. 53 

William, 99 
Durell, Thomas Moulton, 254 
Durfey, Benjamin, 38 

Hannah, 38 

John, 3S 

Katherine, 38 
Dyer, , 62 

John B., 187 

William F., 124 

Eames I A ., 

Emes ^ Anthony, 234, 235 

Deborah, 235 
Hannah, 234, 235 
Isaac, 234 
Jerusha, 234 
Jonathan, 234, 235 
Lydia, 235 
Mark, 86, 235 
Mary, 235 
Mercy, 234, 235 
Earle, Courtland Cook, 190, 191 

Francis, 39, 254 

Samuel, 69, 71, 72, 254 

Thankful, 39 
Eddy ) 

Edy > Beulah, 181 
Edye ) 

Hasadiah, 181 

Jabez, 180, 210 

Lydia. 181, 210 

Mary, 180, 181 

Moses, 181 

Patience, 210 



266 



Index of Pi 



Eldredge 
Eldridge 

ELDRED 

Eldredg )~ , 62 

Eldrige 
Eldreg 
Eldreadg _ 

Desire, 142 

Elisha, 97, 98 

John, 120 

Mary, 161 

Rebecca, 202 

Ruhamah, 120 

Samuel, 161 

Sarah, 161 

William, 121 
Eliot, John, 231 
Ellis ) . , 
Ellice}™*™' 1 ? 

Benjamin, 17 

Elizabeth, S6 

Esther, 104 

mrs. Frank R., 125 

John, 17 

Joseph, 17 

Manoah, S6 

Mercy, 18 

Susanna, 103 

Thankful, 17, iS 
Ellison, mrs. Frank Dexter, 254 

mrs. Henry H„ 192 
Elmes, Ignatius, 40 

Sarah, 40 
Elwell, mrs. Orrell F., 192 
Ely, John Hugh, 125 
ENDICOTT, John. 230 
EnegrEN, mrs. Robert, 57, 124 
Etheringtox, James Belcher, 58 
Euen, sergeant, 251 
Everson, PJenjamin, 206 

Elizabeth, 206 

John, 206 

Richard, 206 
Ewell, Mary, 116 



Faile, mrs. Charles Valentine, 189 
Fairbank / T , 

Fargo, Florence Bradford, 59 

Livingston Wells. 59 
Farnham, mrs. Paulding, 123 
Farwell, mrs. Walter M., 122 
Faunce l n h 

FFAUNCE j 

John, IOO 
Judith, 100 
Lydia, 100 
Mary, 100 
Mehitable, 100 



Faunce , 

FFAUNCE £ Rebecca, 100 
cont'd ) 

Ruth, 100 
. Sarah. 210 

Thomas, 21 2-214 
Faxon. Benjamin, 106 

Elisha, 104 

John Wellington, 57 

Ruth, 106 

Sarah, 104 

Susanna, 108 
Fedly I , r 
FFEDLYf Ma,7,IIS 

Ferguson ") 

fferguson . ,., ,, , 

FFURGESON L Archibald, 130,132,136, 

FORGUSON I I4 °' 141 

FORGESON J 

Mary, 129, 132, 140 
Fish, Margaret, 236 

Thomas, 236 
Fisher ) ^, , T , 00 

FFISHER} mrS - CharleSH " 188 

Deborah, 1 14 

Joshua, 1 19 

Samuel, 1 14 
Fitch, Asa, 193 

Cordilla W., 192 

Elizabeth Cooke, 255 

Jabez, 101, 251 
Fletcher ) 
Flecher [captain, 251 

John, 19 

Ruth, 19 

Thomas, 10, 16, 80. Sr, 201 
Forbes, Henry D., 122 
Forbush / T . 
fFO»uisHj John ' I 3S 
Ford ^ 
fford > Abigail, 2, 3, 107 

FFOORD ) 

Bathsheba, 234 
Bethiah, 234, 235 
David B., 192 
Elinor, 237 
Elisha, 235 
Elizabeth, 235 
Ephraim, 234 
Experience, 237 
Hannah, 2, 237 
James, 2, 237 
Margaret, 107 
Michael, 5, 234, 235 
Susanna, 234 
William, no. 237 
Forrest, Abigail, 105 
Asa, 106 
Spencer, 105 
Susanna, 106 



Index of Persons. 



267 



Foster, Chillingsworth, 17-19 

Emma F., 192 

F. Apthorp, 122 

George, 55 

Hannah, 55 

Isaac, 17 

John G., 192 

Lucy, 55 

Mary, 236 

Mercy, iS, 19, 55 

Priscilla, 55 

Thomas, 55 * 

Volney W., 192 
Fox, James Carter, 256 
Freeman "} 
ffreeman 1 , 

Freman f '62,127 

FFREMAN J 

Abigail, 20 

Apphia, SS, 196 

Barnabas, 204 

Bath>hua, 87 

Benjamin, 87 

Betsey R., 192 

Bradford, S6 

Daniel, S8 

David, 19 

Desire, 87 

Ebenezer, 151 

Edmund, 144, 145, 150 

Eli, 19 

Elizabeth, 87, 204 

Elkanah, 17 

Ely, 19 

Fear, 87 

Hannah, 145, 147, 150, 204 

Hatsuld, 19, 20, 204 

Ichabod, 86 

Isaac, 88, 151, 180 

James, 86 

John, 17-19^ 37. 87, 128, 143-15 1 

Jonathan, 86 

Joseph, 87 

Keziah, 204 

Lemuel, 202 

Lydia, 87, 88 

Mary, 18, 86, 87, 202, 204 

Mehitable, 87 

Mercy, 86, 88, 143, 145, 147, 149, 

150 
Moses, 204 
Nathaniel, 144, 145, 148-151, 202, 

204 
Patience, 108, 145, 147, 149. 150 
Priscilla, 204 
Prence, 202, 204 
Rebecca, 87, 145, 149, 150 
Samuel, 87, 1S6 
Sarah, 87, 151 
Simeon, 88 



Solomon, S8 



Freeman ") 

ffreeman 

Freman 

FFREMAN 
cont'd 

Susanna, 204 

Temperance, S7 

Thacher, 87 

Thomas, 86, 87, 145, 149, 150 

Walter, 192 

William, 88, 144, 145. 149 
French, Clarence Freeman, 56, 
188, 255, 256 

mrs. Clarence Freeman, 58, 188 

Erminnie Angelia, 57, 188, 254 
Frost, Katharine, 196 
Fuller 



VLLKR 1 Abid ' ,8s 
Abigail, 182 
Annis, 182 
Benjamin, 1S2 
Bridget, 94, 95 
Chipman, 104 
Deborah, 209 
Doris, 255 

Edward, 61, 125, 190, 255 
Edward Morris, 125 
Eleanor, 38 
Elizabeth. 65-72 
Experience, 69, 71 
Hannah, 69-72 
Huldah. 103 
Isaac, 65, 69-71 
James, 209 

John, 69-72, 105, 179, 1S2 
Jonathan, ^ 
Linus E., 65 
Martha, 105 
Matthew, 15S 
Mercy, 69, 71, 209 
Samuel, 39, 65, 66, 68-72, ic6, 125, 

188, 190, 198, 255 
Sarah, 106, 108, 209 
Seth, 182, 209 
Silence, 39 
Susanna, 103 
Thankful, 104, 179 
William Elijah, 125 
William Frank, 255 



Gage, Hannah, 19 

Jane, S6 

John, 19, S6 

Lot, 19 

Matthew, 19 

Susanna, 19 
Gale, Ambrose, 130, 132, 136 

Thomas Monroe, 190 
Gall, mrs. Charles A. A.. 124 



266 



Index of Persons. 






) 



Gallup) 

Galop } ca P tai ». ™* 

Charles, 142 

Desire, 142 
Gannett ) ^ , . 
Gannett } Deborah ' ,r 7 

Grace Belle, 61 

Hannah, 117 

Mary, 116 

Matthew, 116 
Gardner, Elizabeth, 179 

James, 179, 180 
Garritt, Ruth, 116 
Gedney, Bartholomew, 139 
Gifford, Sidney B., 192 
Gilbert, mrs. Melvin B., 192 
Giles, sergeant, 101 
Gilligan, mrs. James Joseph, 254 
Gilson, Will, 30 

Gladding, , 57 

Glasse, James, 92, 93 
Glidden, Susan Adelaide, 256 
Glover, Mary, 237 
Godfrey j T , . 
Godfree } Be »J ami »> W 

Deborah, 186 

Desire, 120 

Elizabeth, 142 

Jonathan, 141, 143, 195 

Lydia, 145 

Mercy, 141. 143, 195 

Rebecca, 143 
Goffe, Thomas, 201 
Goldsborough, John Alden, 189 
Gooding, Gertrude, 126 

mrs. Josephus, 126 
Goodrich, Georgie Clare, 124 
Goodspeed, Alice, 73, 74 

Bathshua, 74 

Benjamin, 73, 74 

Cornelius, 74 

David, 74 

Ebenezer, 73, 74 

Elizabeth, 73, 74 

Experience, 74 

Hope, 74 

Jabez, 74 

James, 74 

Jane, 74 

John, 73, 74 

Jonathan, 75 

Joseph, 74 

Joseph H., 122 

Lydia, 74 

Man,-, 73, 74 

Mehitable, 74 

Mercy, 74 

Moses, 74 

Nathan, 74 

Nathaniel, 73. 114 



Goodspeed / n . 

confd \ 1>atl ^ e - 74 

Reliance, 74 

Remembrance, 74 

Poger, 73, 74 

Rose, 74 

Ruth, 73, 74 

Samuel, 74 

Sarah, 1 14 

Susanna, 74 

Temperance, 74 
Gordon ) , , A , 

G0RD0UN( J ° hnArd ' I2 5 

Robert, 25 
GORHAM ) A , • ., 

Gorum [ Abl S ail >73 
Abraham, 73 
Benjamin, 73, 179 
Daniel, 73, 173, 180 
David, 179 

Desire, 72, 73, 160, 177, 1S0 
Ebenezer, 72 
Elizabeth, 72, 177, 179 
Experience, 72 

George. 73. 174. 175, 177, 1S0 
Gershom, 73 
Hannah, 72, 73, 177, 179 
Hezekiah, 160 
Isaac, 160 
Jabez, 72, 177, 1S0 
James, 72, 73, 175. 177, 180 
Job, 73, 180 
John, 2S, 57, 72, 73. 12S, 160, 172, 

*73- l 75' l 77, 179. iSo 
John M., 172 
Jonathan, 1S0 

Joseph, 72, 160, 175, 177, 179, 180 
Josiah, 160 

Lydia, 72, 73, 177, 179 
Mary, 73, 179 
Mehitable, 72 
Mercy, 72, 73, 179 
Paul, 73 
Peter, 73 
Priscilla, 73 
Prudence, 180 
Puella, -j^, 180 
Ralph, 174, 175 
Reuben, 73 
Ruth, 73 
Samuel, 73, 160 
Sarah, 160, 1S0 

Shubael, 73, 172, 175, 177. *79> l $° 
Stephen, 73, 179 
Sylvanus, 72 

Temperance, 72, j^, 177, 1 79 
Thankful, 73, 179 
Theodate, 73 
Thomas, 72, 73 
William, 179 



Index of Persons. 



269 



1 So 



Gorton, , 230, 231 

GOWELS, Experience, 117 

Robert, 1 17 
GRAFro.N, Elizabeth, 140 

Priscilla, 140 
Granger, mrs. William Smith, 61 
Grant, Frederick Dent, 190 
Gray 
Graye 

Bethiah, 109 

Dorothy, 207 

Edward, 162, 163, 207 

Elizabeth, S3 

Gideon, 162 

John, 19, 163 

Melatiah, 162, 163 

Mercy, 163 

Priscilla, 162 

Rebecca, 89 

Samuel, 19 

Susanna, 89, 207 

Grene \ Andrew Haswell, 59 

Desire, 55 

Hannah, 75 

Mary, 55 

Samuel, 75 

Samuel Swett, 1S8 

William, 55 
Grelling, Adaline Mathilde, 61 
Greve, Harriet F., 125 
Gridley, mrs. Nelson C., 59 
Griffith, Abraham, 17 

Stephen, 17 
Griggs, mrs. Thomas B., 122 
Groesbeck, Herman J., 125 

Groom es, ,158 

Gross ) ~ 

Grose \ ' 6z 

Marion E., 63 

Thomas, 151 
Grozier, , 62 

Edwin A., 192 
Gudburn, Peter, 201 
Guild, Georgiana, 61 
Gurney, Thomas, 254 
Gyles, , 1 58 

Hack, Mar}-, 39 

William, 39 
Hacket, Elizabeth, 38, 39 

John, 38, 39 
Hadeway, see Hathaway 

Salle } Abigail. .03. ..6 
Asa, 108 
Bathshua, 160 
Betty, 106 
Elisha, 27, 28 
Hannah, 27 



Hall \ 
Halle [ Job, 1 



03 



cont'd ) 

John, 116, 160 

Joseph, 27, 160 

Lucy, 108 

Lydia, 27, 2S, 103 

Mary, 160 

Peter, 160 
Hallet, Elizabeth, 177 

Hannah. 171 
Hallstram, Roswell L., 57 
Hamlin ) 

Hamblen > Benjamin, 19 
Hamblin ) 

Cornelius, 19 

Eleanor, iS 

Eleazer, 96, 9S, 246 

Elijah, 19 

Elisha, 17, 19 

James, 242 

Joshua, 19 
Hamilton 
Hamelton 
Hameltone 
Hamueltun ^ — 
Hamlton 
Hamltone 
Hamiton 

Abigail, 120 

Bethiah, 143 

Daniel, 120 

Eleanor, 120 

Eliphalet, 120 

Grace D., 122 

Melatiah, 120 

Samuel, 120, 143 

Sarah, 121 
Hammond ) EUzabeth 
Hamond ) 

Seth, 142 

mrs. William P., 12S 
Hampden, John, 227 
Harden, mrs. Edward Howe, 61 
Harding } 
Hardin ) 

Bethiah, 121 

Desire, 121 

Elizabeth, 17 

Grace, 121 

James, 202 

John, 17 

Joseph, 121 

Martha, 197 

Mary-, 202 

Meziah, 121 

Nicholas, 17 

Prince, 121 

Priscilla, 142 

Sylvanus, 121 



-,62 



! 



2/0 



Index of Pet sous. 



Harding 

Hardin \ Samuel, 17, 121 
confd 

Sarah, 121 

Seth, 121 

Theodore, 121 

Thomas, 121, 202 

Zephaniah, 17 
Hare, mrs. Clarence Fletcher, 1S8 
Harkness, Edson Jesse, 59 
Harlow, Amaziah, 54 

Elizabeth, 54 

Emma Louise. 123 

Hannah, 100 

John, 54 

Martha, 54 

Mary, 54 

Rebecca, 54 

Thankful, 54 

Theodore Lyman, 188 

William, 95 
Harmon, mrs. Charles Cobb, 61 

mrs. Lorenzo Dow, 60 
Harper, Experience, 171 
Harris, Isaac, 1 16 

Jane, 1 16 
Haskell 
Haskel 

Haskall S- Anne, 107 
Haskil J 
Hascol J 

Elias, 103 

John, 68, 70 

Josiah, 39 

Mercy, 103 

Sarah, 39 
Hatch, Abigail, 105 

Allen, 107 

Benjamin, 171 

David, 105 

Elizabeth, 117 

Ichabod, 105 

John, 236 

Jonathan, 171 

Joseph, 171 

Keturah, 117 

Lucy, 105 

Lydia, 103 

Margaret, 1 17 

Mary, in, 113, 171, 236 

Rod'olphus, 117 

Samuel, m-113 

Sarah, 107, 171 

Thomas, 171 

Walter, 112 

William, 112 



Hathaway ) chlo6) 

Hadeway \ 

Ebenezer, 107 
Edward, 171 



Hathaway > 

Hadeway 5 Hannah, 171 

cont'd ) 

John, 171 
Hatherly, Timothy, 20 r 
HATHORNE, John, 136 
Hawes J T . ., c 
Haws } David » l6z 
Desire, 72, 177 
Edmund, 162 
Elizabeth, 162 
John, 72, 177 
Joseph, 1C2 
Mar)-, 162 
Prince, 162 
Sarah, 162 
Temperance, 162 
Thankful, 162 
Thomas, 162 

Hawkins, , 134 

Hawks, Moses, 132, 140, 141 

Rebecca, 132, 140 
Hayward \ 
Ha ward [ Abiel, 248 
Howard ) 

Abigail', 24S 
Alice, 24S, 249 
Benjamin, 250 
Daniel, 24S, 250 

David, 24S 

Ebenezer, 248 

Edward, 24S 

Eleazer, 249 

Elizabeth, 247 

Ephraim, 24S, 249 

Hannah, 24S, 250 

Henry, 24S 

James, 247 

Jane, 24S 

Jemima, 249 

Joanna, 250 

John, 250 

Jonathan, 248 

Joseph, 24S-250 

Joshua, 24S 

Kezia, 24S 

Lydia, 249 

Martha, 248 

Mary, 24S, 249 

Mehitable, 250 

Melatiah, 250 

Mercy, 247 

Nathan, 24S 

Peter, 248 

Sarah, 24S-250 

Seth, 24S 

Silence, 248 

Susanna, 24S, 250 

Thomas, 24 S, 250 

William, 249 



Index of Persons 



271 



HEA FORDS, Abigail, 103 

Betty, 106 

John, 106 
Heath, Thomas, 201 
Hedge ) ,, 
Headg \ Mar >'' 2 7 
Henderson, Charles Manning, 58 
Hendrick, prince, 165 
Hewes \ 

Hughes ' Elizabeth, 140, 141 
Hews ) 

William. 140 
Hewett, John, 234 

Lydia, 234 

Martha, 234 

Mercy, 234 
Hicks \ 



79 



HlCKES . 

Hrx ) 

Lydia, 95 
Robert, 153, 159 
Samuel, 94, 95 

HlGGINS "] 

HlGGENS ! _ ,- 

HlGINSE j ' " 

HlGGIN J 

Benjamin, 23, 151 

Eliakim, 23 

Jonathan, 23, 151 

Joseph, 145, 146 

Mary, 23 

Richard, 23 
Higginson, John, I4I 
Hill, Edwin A., 256 

Leonard, 104 

Lois, 104 

mrs. William Curtis, 190 
Hinckley 

HlNCKLY 

HlNKLEY \* , 62 

HlNCKELY 

Hynkley 

Ebenezer, 239-243, 246 

John, 238-243 

Joseph, 179 

Joshua, 88 

Lydia, 202 

Mary, 179, 237, 23S, 243, 244 

Mercy, 87, 88, 237 

Samuel, 18, 151, 202, 237, 239, 245, 
246 

Sarah, 202 

Shubael, 202 

Thomas, 31, 88, 112, 237, 238, 243, 
244-246 
Hinds, Abigail, 132 
Hiteshew, Charles Talbott, 190 

William Bradford, 190 
Hoadly, mrs. George, 125 
Hobamak, indian, 227 



54 



Ho BART \ r . ., 

HOBE*Tf DaVld » 2l8 ' 2I *«2 

Isaac, 103 

Israel, 46 

Jael, 217. 

Lydia. 103 

Peter, 1 1 S, 217 
Hobbs, John Howard, 59 

William Herbert, 187 

mrs. William Herb-.rt, 190 
HoBSON, Richmond Pearson, 2 

William, 201 
Hodges, George, 56, 122 
Holbrook / ^ « 
Hollbruok f Deborah ' "7 

Elizabeth, 1 16 

Experience, 1 17 
Holland, Robert, 16, 201 
Holloway, Elizabeth, 40 

Hopestill. 40 

Nathan, 40 
Holley ) v , 
Holly f Expenence, 74 

Mary, 27 
Holman, Edward, 93, 94 
Holmes, Benjamin, 56 

Betty, 107 

Charles, 109 

Cornelius, 56 

Elizabeth, 233 

Ellis, 107 

Eunice, 151 

Experience, 56, 1 16 

Hannah, 104 

John, ^S, 56, 158 

Josiah, 1 12 

Martha, 20 

Nathaniel, 56 

Patience, 56, 116 



Rebecca, 109 

Samuel, 56 

Sarah, 56 

Susanna, 40, 56 

Tabitha, 106 

Thomas, 56 

William, 233 
Hooper, mrs. Charles Volney, 188 

Chloe, 107 

Elizabeth, 39 

Lois, 40 

Mary, 108 

Nathaniel, 39 

William, 40, 108 
Hopkins, , 62 

Abigail, 198 

Caleb, 48, 50, 51 

Charles Augustus, 56 

Constance, 47, 49, 57, 58, 189, 254, 
2 55 



2J2 



Index of Persons. 



Hopkins \ ~ 

cont'd \ Damans, 47-52 

Deborah, 4S-52, 185 

Desire, 17 

Elizabeth, 47-49, 51, 52, $9, 142 

Gyles, 47, 50, 59, 60, 125. 185, 188, 
1S9, 253 

Hannah, iS, 89 

Hugh Ausborae, 18S 

Isaac, 89 

John, 17 

Jonathan, 89 

Joseph, S9 

Judah, 17, 18 

Martha, 17 

Mary, 89 

Mercy, 17 

Moses, 18 

Nathan, 89 

Oceanus, 47-51 

Prence, 89 

Rebecca, 17 

Ruth. 48, 49, 51, 52 

Samuel, 17, 18 

Sarah, 17 

Silvanus, 17 

Stephen, 17, 47-5 ! < 53» 57~6o, 125, 
185, 188, 189, 226, 253-255 

Susanna, iS 
Horton, Abigail, 195 

Elizabeth, 195 

Hannah, 195 

James, 195 

John, 195 

Nathaniel, 195 

Samuel, 195 

Susanna, 195 
Hoskins ) »*___ „ 
Hoskine \ Mar ?' 39 

William, 158 
House, Deborah, 117 

Joseph, 1 17 
Hovey, James, 99 

Lydia, 99 
How, Elizabeth, 117 
Howard, see also Hayward 

Elijah, ic6 

Mary, 106 
Howe, mrs. Joseph Wilkins, 59 
Howell, mrs. Hampton Pierson, 189 
Howes, Joseph, 142 

Priscilla, 142 

Howland ) . 

tt ^ c Anne, 75 

HOULAND J ° 

Arthur, 15S 
Deborah, 1 15 
Desire, 177 
Ebenezer, 75 
Elizabeth, 38, 40 
Experience, 75 



Howland \ 
Houland J George, 75 
cont'd ) 

Hannah. 75 

Isaac, 3S, 75 

Jabez, 75 

Joanna, 75 

Job, 75 

John, 47, 57-61, 75, 114. I2 4, 125, 
1S8, 190, 198, 228, 254, 255 

Joseph, 75 

Lydia, 75 

Mary, 75 

Mercy, 75 

Prence, 115 

Sally, 106 

Seth, 38, 40 

Shepard, 57 

Shubael, 75 

Zaccheus, 75 
Hubbard, Charles Dunlap, 124 

Sarah, 197 
Hubbell, Anne L., 192 

Frederick Brooks, 58 
Hucabons, captain, 251 
HUCKINS ) 

HUCKE.NS > , l8o 

HUGGINS ) 

Hannah, 72 
Hudson, Thomas, 201 
Hughes, see Hewes 
Huling, Ray Greene, 122 
Hull, Experience, 171 

Hannah, 171 

John, 171 

Joseph, 171 

Mary, 171 

Sarah, 171 

Tristram, 171 
Humphreys | .. . 
Humphires [lieutenant, 101 

Hunter, Lydia Anne, 256 
Hurd J -r, 00 

Hord \ Ben 3 amin ' S8 

Deborah, 88 

mrs. Ethan Osborn. 125 

Hannah, 88 

John, 17, 8S 

Joseph, 17, 88 

Rebecca, SS 

Sarah, 88 
Hussey, Puella, 73, 180 
Hustace, Charles, 59 

Frank, 255 
Hutch ins, Molly, 106 

Penuel, 106 
Hutchinson. Thomas, 231 
Hyde, Charles Cheney, 1 24 

James Nevins, 59 



Index of Persons. 



273 



Inglee ) .,. ., c 

INGLEY [Abigail, I06 

Bathsheba, 105 
Hannah, 107 
Jean, 108 
Jonathan, 3S 
Martha, 3S 
Moses, 107, 10S 
Sarah, 108 
Solomon, 105 
Ives, Anson Jesse, 189 

Jackson, Jonathan, 116 

Lydia, 116 

Priscilla, 140 

Rebecca, 104 

Thomas, 140, 141 
James, John, 42 
Jenkins ) 

Jinkins > Edward, 116 
Jenking ) 

John, 243 

Joseph, 242 

Martha, 116 
Jenney 

Herbert, 125, 253 



Jenney ) 
Jenny [ 
Jeney ) 



John, 198 

mrs. Walter, 58 

Jennings ) 

Jenings ) ' v 

Deliverance, 248 

Ephraim, 248 

Mary, 248 

Sarah, 248 
Jerman, Eleanor, 53 

Mary, 54 

William, 53 
Jessopp, Francis, 170 
Johnson, Abiel, 250 

Alvin P., 192 

Benjamin, 250 

Eleazer, 53 

general, 251 

Humphrey, 85 

Isaac, 250 

John, 250 

Joseph, 102, 250 

Josiah, 53 

Margaret, 107 

Mary, 250 

Patience, 53 

Sarah, 250 

Winifred, 57, 124 
Johnston ) ^ , , 

JHONSTON } EdWard ' 2 * 

mrs. Howard Agnew, 255 
Jones, Charles D., 125 
Elinor, 237 
Frances L' H., 125 



[ones I it 1 1 

contd \ mrs - Frank - r ' ,2 S 

John, 203, 237 

Mercy, 203 

Sarah, 115 

JORDAINE / T , 

Jourdaine^ John '9*94 
Joslix, Hannah, 3S 
Joyce, Abigail. 236 
Bathsheba, 236 

Elizabeth, 236 
Lucretia, 236, 237 
Mary, 73, 236 
Seth, 236 
Thomas, 236 
Walter, 236 
Julien, Matthew Cantine, 253 

Kannady, Elizabeth, 39 

William, 39 
Kean, Robert, 10, 200, 201 
Keith ) -,-, ., 

KIETH I Lsth6r ' 2 ^ 

Faithful, 247 

Gershom, 247 

Israel, 247 

James, 247 

Jane, 247 

Lucina, 108 

Mary, 247 

Sarah, 109 
Kellogg, Foster Standish. 57 
Kendall, Louise Southwick, 61 
Kennan, Thomas Lathrop, 60 
Kennedy, George Colvin, 189, 190 
Kent, Agnes, 1 17 

Ebenezer, 117 

Hannah, 1 17 

Joseph, 1 17 

Rebecca, 117 
Kimball, mrs. Edward Johnson, 255 
King, Bethiah, 55 

Eleazer, 55 

Elizabeth, 210 

Emma Cornelia, 59 

Hannah, 116 

Ichabod, 1 16 

Isaac, 55 

Isadora, 59 

Joanna, 55 

John, 18, 55 

Joseph, 55 

Martha, 55 

Mehitable, 55 

Mercy, 55 

Nathaniel, 55 

Samuel, 55 

Sarah, 55, 114 
Kingman, Abigail, 249 

Bethiah, 249 



274 



Index of Persons. 



62 



Kingman \ _ . . 

€Mfd \ DaVld ' **9 

Deliverance, 249 

Desire, 249 

Ebenezer, 249 

Isaac, 249 

John, 249 

Josiah, 249 

Mary, 249 

Seth, 249 

W. L., 12S 
Kin IE, Mercy, 121 

Nathan, 121 
Kittredge, Abbott Eliot, 59 
Knap, Eliab, 104 

Lois, 104 
Knight, Eliza, 201 

John, 201 
Knowles I _ 
Knowlse ) 

Barbara, 23 

Mehitable, 23 

Mercy, 145, 147. 149-150 

Myles, 201 

Richard, 23 

Samuel, 1 49-1 51 



Lambert, Joanna, 116 

Thomas, 1 16 
Langdon, mrs. Penn, 125 
Lapham, Hannah, 236 

Samuel, 236 
Laselle, see also Lazell 

Josiah, 192 
Lashe, George, 24, 26 
Latham, Allen, 109 

Jennet, 109 
Lathrop 1 BanmbaSi 6 

Lothrop ) HJ *7' * 

Deborah, 122 

esquire, 74 

Joseph, 143 

William Arthur, 124 
Laud, archbishop, 229, 232 
Lawrie, mrs. William, 56 
Lawson, Deborah, 44 

Deodate, 44 
Layton, Alice, 73 
Lazell, see also Laselle 

Herschel Bouton, 191 

James D., 65 

Theodore S., in 
Leach, Abigail, 103, 105 

Betsey, 107, 109 

Caleb, 105 

Elizabeth, 107 

Lucy, 10S 

Priscilla, 109 

Toms on, 109 



Lebaron, James, 38 

Martha, 3S 
Lee, Ann, 153 

Mary, 153 

Robert, 91 
LEFFE&TS, mrs. Franklin Baker. 124 
Legg ) , . 
Leg fJ° hn ' »34 
Lennig, Lucretia C, 192 
Leonard, Abiah, 3S 

George H., 122 

Hannah, 39 

Joseph, 39 

Laura A., 192 

Sarah, 103 
Lewis, , 62 

George, 207 

Mary, 207 
Leyhorne, Rowland, 15S 
Lincoln } 
Linclon > , 18 

LlNKORN ) 

Benjamin, 18, 88 

Charles Plimpton, 57 

Clark, 18, 88 

Elizabeth, 18 

Hannah, iS, 8S, 89, 114 

Jeremiah, iS 

John, 8S 

Jonathan, iS, 19, 88, 89 

Sarah, 18, 89 

Solomon, 1 14 
Ling, John, 10, 201 

Linnell, Arthur Ellsworth, 56. -123, 
187, 188 

mrs. Arthur Ellsworth, 57. 254 
Litchfield, Lawrence, 12S 

Wilford J., 12S, 253 
Litster, Edward, 47 
Little, Ephraim, 44, 220—223 

mrs. Francis D., 192 

Mary, 237 

Samuel, 234 

Sarah, 234 

Thomas, 46, 234, 237 
Lobdell, Ebenezer, 184 

Mercy, 184 
Lombard \ 
Lumbard I £„ 

LUMBART J ' 

Lumbert J 

Elizabeth, 142 

Hope, 74 

Isaac Gross, 59, 192 

Jabez, 28 

John W. P., 127 
Long, John Davis, 56, 58. 122, 123 

mrs. John Davis, 254 
LOOMIS, Edward Nathaniel, 124 

Henry Wickes, 124 



Index of Persons. 



275 



192 



Lord, , 120, 121 

mrs. Elizabeth \V. 

Joseph, 142, 143 
Loring, Caleb, 20S 

Ignatius, 208 

Jacob, 105 

Jean, 108 

Levi, 107 

Lydia, 105 

Mary, 20S, 210 

Molly, 107 

Polycarpus, 210 

Rachel, 107 

Sarah, 109, 208 

William Cushing, 57 
Lothrop, see Lathrop 
Loud, H. H., 192 
Lucas, Lucy, 107 
Lunt, Cornelia Gray, 59 

mrs. William W., 192 
Luxford, James, 158 
Lyford 



Li ford 



John, 8, 228 



Maccall, Anna, 234 

James, 233, 234 
Macfarland \ 
Macfarlen > Desire, 210 
Magfarland ) 

John, 114 

Martha, 114 

Solomon, 210 

Mack, , 253 

Macpherson, Robert Barclay, 255 
Magoon, Mary, 209 
Makepeace, Elizabeth, 40 
Maker, Elizabeth, 20 

James, 145 

John, 18, 20 

Jonathan, 18 

Mary, 18 

Peleg, 18 

Thankful, 18 
Manchester, Bertha Simmons, 61 

Edith Howland, 190 

Walter Howland, 190 
Mansfield, Grave [Prince] of, 165 
Man waring, Wolcott Barber, 255 
Marcy, mrs. George D., 192 
Mariner, mrs. John Watkins, 60 
Martin, mrs. Nelson Lansing, 254 
Mason, John, 25 
Massasoit, indian, 226, 227 
Masterson ) t,. , j 
Maisterson } Rlchard ' r 7° 
Mather, Cotton, 236 
MATHEWSON, mrs. Frank Mason, 61 
Matthews, Albert, 128 

m™* t ^1 Grave [Prince], 165 
Morrice j L j J 



Maverick \ 
Mavkrickf. > Abigail, 132 
Marvicek ) 

Elizabeth, 132 

Eunice, 130-132, 134-141 

Mary, 132, 140 

Moses, 12S-131, 133, 135-137, 139. 
140 

Rebecca, 132, 140 

Remember, 129, 130, 132, 137- 1 39 

Samuel, 229 

Sarah, 132, 140 

May, , 168 

Mayhew, , 231 

Mary, 237 
Maynard, mrs. Charles Augustin, 125 
Mayo \ , 

May \ ' 62 

Benjamin, 203 

Elizabeth, 128 

Hannah, 17, 145, 147, 150, 151, 204 

Israel, 141 

John, 19, 20, 12S, 144, 150, 151, 
203, 204 

Joseph, 19 

Lydia, 19 

Mary, 89, 204 

Mercy, 20*, 141, 195, 203 

Moses, 19 

Prence, 203 

Rebecca, 20, 203 

Samuel, 20, 203 

Susanna, 20, 203, 204 
McAllister, William K., 192 
McGlenen, Edward W., 123 
McMurtry, mrs. George Gibson, 188 
Meeres, James, 139 
Merrick i 

Merick > , 62 

Marick ) 

Abigail, 19S 

Benjamin, 19 

Hannah, 18 

Isaac, 19 

John, 19, 23 

Joseph, 195 

Mary, 23, 195 

Nathaniel, 19 

Rebecca, 19, 23, 198 

Ruth, 23 

Sarah, 23 

Stephen, 23 

William, 23, 19S 
Merrill, George A., 256 
Merritt. Jonathan, 115 

Sarah, 1 1 5 
Mew, Mary, 115, 116 

Richard, 115 

Sarah, 115 

Miller } ^ . , 
,- ( David, 40 

Millar \ * 4V 



276 



Index of Persons. 



Miller ) 

Millar > Hannah, 27 

cont'd ) 

John, 2S, 103, 160, 162, 163 

Mehitable, 27 

Sarah, 103 

Susanna, 40 
Millsop, Thomas, 201 
Mitchell j T) kJ 
Mitchkl [Betty, io3 

Elisha, 104 

Hannah, 104 

Susanna, 106 

William, 10S 
Mixter, Samuel Jason, 56 
Monk, Lillian, 192 
Monroe ] 

MUNROE . j ,. p.. 

Munro [Addison Pierce, 190 
Monro j 

Benjamin, 107 

mrs. Charles Edward, 190 

colonel, 251 

George William, 105, 108 

Mary, 107, 10S 

Sarah, 105 
Moore ) mrs. Edwin King, 123, 1S7, 
More j 188, 192 

Ellen, 256 

Elinor, 256 

Jasper, 256 

Katherine, 256 

Maria, 256 

Richard, 253, 256 

Samuel, 256 

«Sf \ ™™°-»° 

Morison, mrs. John Holmes, 122, 192 
Morris, mrs. Seymour. 59 

Tyler Seymour, 123 
Morse, David, 1S4 

Sarah, 184 
Mortamore, Katherine, 38 
Morton, David, 100 

Elizabeth, 53 

Ephraim. 53 

George, 53 

Hannah, 53 

James, 100 

Joanna, 53, 10S 

John, 37, 100, no, 213 

Jonathan, 100 

Josiah, 100 

Manasseh, 53 

Mary, 54 

Nathaniel, 32, 54, 85, 94, 10S, 114 

Rebecca, 53 

Reliance, 100 

Ruth, 53 

Thomas, 53, 229 



Morton / n .. . 

cone J \ T ' moth >-' 53 
MOSTERT, mrs. Edouard T., 255 
Mott, Thomas, 201 
Mourt, G., 22S 
Mullins, Wiliiam, 12S 
MUMFORD j y . 

Mompherd }Maiy t iiS 

Stephen, 1 15 

Munro | ., 

»» , , ^ i see Monroe 

M UN roe ) 

MUNSON, mrs. Samuel Lyman, 124 

Murdoch. !„ .. 

MORDOCK f Be ">'' I0 ^ 

Edmund, 105 
Murray, mrs. Benjamin Bixby, 61 

Michael J., 56 

Nash, Arthur L, 191 

Henry Sylvester, 122 

Herbert, 191 

Thomas, 170 
Neels, Abigail, 117 

Joseph, 1 17 
Nelson, Abiah, 38 

John, 38, 65-^67, 69, 71, 72 

Ruth, 39 

Thomas, 71 
New bald, Fria., 201 
Newberry / ^ 
Newbery [Benjarmn, 115 

Walter, 115 
Newcomb. , 62 

Elizabeth. 186 
Newland, Jabez, 184 

Sarah, 1S4 
Newton, Charles H., 125 

Charles W., 192 

Clara Chipman, 125 

Sits} mti - Clin,onCorwin ' fc 

Patience, 116 

Willard A., 57 
Nickerson 

NlCKRSON 

Nicherson 

NlCORSON 
NlCKESON 
NlCKOLSON 

Nackerson 

NlCKSON 

Anne, 142 
Barnabas, 202 
Benjamin, 202 
Elisha, 142 
Experience, 142 
Hannah, 202 
Jane, 19 
John, 142 
Joshua, 202 



Index of Persons. 



277 



> Mary, 142, 195 



NlCKERSON 
NlCKRSON 
NlCHERSON 
NlCORSON 

NlCKESON 

NrcK OLSON 

Nackerson 

NlCKSON 

Mehitable, 202 

Mercy, 141, 142 

Samuel, 202 

Shaber, 202 

Thomas, 121, 122, 142, 143 

Thomas W., 122, 192 
Nightingale, George C., 192 
Nisbet, William, 24 

NORCOTT ) . , • ., 

XT } Abigail, 2 "54 

Norcot ) & - J-+ 

Experience, 234 

John, 234 

William, 234 
Norman, John, 130, 136, 140, 141 

Sarah, 129, 132, 140, 141 
Norris, Mary, 20 
Noyes, George Henry-, 125 

James Atkins, 254 
Nye, , 62 

Oakes, Josiah, 96-98 
Oakley, mrs. Frank W., 60 
Oakman ) „.. , . 

OAKSMANf EIlZabeth ' 2I2 - 2I 4 

Tobias, 212-214 
Ogles by, mrs. Joseph H., 192 
Okie, mrs. John Mickle, 255 
Okilley } 

Okiley > Abigail, 163 
Okille ) 

Anna, 27 

Benjamin, 163 

David, 27 

Eliezer, 163 

Mary, 163 

Reuben, 163 

Susanna, 163 
Oldham j T , 
Ouldom } J° hn « 77 
Orr, Bathsheba, 105 
Osamequin i 
Woosamequen > indian, 35, 36 

WOSAMEQUEN ) 

OSBORN ] 

OSBURN J ' ' 

Deborah, 103 
George, 103 
Mary, 17 
Samuel, 185 
Otis, Deborah, 235 
Dorothy, 233, 235 



Otis / 



James. 



cont'd \ ^ lLl " J - -JJ 

John, 146, 147, 149, 151, 179, 246 
Joseph, 46, 115. 116, 233, 235 
Mary, 73- 179. -35 



Pabodie, William II., 125 
Paddock \ 
Paddack -p. , . 
Padock D eborah. 142 

Paddok J v 

Ebenezer, 161 

Elizabeth, 161 

John, 160, 161 

Joseph, 161 

Josiah, 161 

Priscilla 160. 161 

Mercv, 142 

Robert, 1 58 

Seth, 142 

Thankful, 161 
Paddy, William, 153, 159 
Paine 
Pain 

Dorcas, 18 

Eben W., 1S7 

John, 145^ 150, 151 

Leonard Gregory, 58, 124 

Mary, 195 

Patience, 145, 147, 149-151 

Samuel, 149, 150 
Palmer, Betty, 105 

Bezaleel, 115 

Elizabeth, 115 

Ezekiel, 103 

Joseph, 115 

Joshua, 106 

Lois, 106 

Martha, 105 

Polly, 103 

Thomas, 105 

William, 33 
Parker, Experience, 142 

Frederick Wesley, 56, 122 

mrs. Orlando J., 61 

Thomas, 142 

mrs. Walter Lang, 254 
ParKI.nxVv, mrs. William D., 192 
PARRis, Dan, 107 

Matthew, 104 

Mercy, 104, 106 

Pemal, 107 

Ruth, 105 

Samuel, 103 

Sarah, 103 
Parsons, Charles Lathrop, 61 

mrs. John F., 192 
Patterson, mrs. George W., 61 
Peacock, mrs. Henry Winfield, 189 



278 



Index of Persons. 



Peirce 

Pierce , 

Pearce Ebenezer,39 

Peirse J 

Hopestill, 40 

Isaac, 38, 117 

John, 79, Si 

Joshua, 40 

Judith, 117 

Mary, 39 

Edward, 83 
Pelham, Elizabeth, 83 
Pknington, William, 201 
Penn, admiral, 231 
Penny, John, 19 

William, 19 
Penrin, William, 201 
Pepper } 

Peper > Apphia, 196 
Pepp ) 

Elizabeth, 196 

Isaac, 145, 146, 151, 1S6, 196 

Joseph, 196 

Mary, 196 

Robert, 196 

Solomon, 196 
Perkins \ „ . 
Firkins ( Ha ™ ah > '°3 

Helen, 123, 188 

Martha, 209 

Mercy, 209 

Nathan, 103 

Rebecca, 107 

Remember, 140 

Thomas, 140, 141 

Perry ) , 

Perrey J ' 2 

Abigail, 104 

Edward, 37 

Elizabeth, 115 

Mary, 116 

Priscilla, 103 
Peters, Betsey King, 125 
Philip, king, 179, 226 
Phillips ) x> 
Phillip \ Ben J amin ' -34 

Faith, 111-113 

Hannah, 234 

James, 24 

Sarah, 234 

PllINNEY \(l 

Phiney \ ' ° 
Esther, 184 
Experience, 184 
Hannah, 184 
John, 104 
Joseph, 184 
Mercy, 184 
Patience, 184 
Pelatiah, 184 
Sarah, 104 



Phi ps, William, 4 
PlCKELLS, Lydia, 1 16 
PlDCoCK, George, 159 
Pierce, see Peirce 
Pincheun, Thankful, :io 
Pitcher, William Robinson, 189 
Pitman, John, 61 
Thomas, 134 
Plimpton, Frances A., 192 
Pocock ) T , 
Pocok } John, 2oo, 201 

Joseph, 10 
Pogue, mrs. Samuel, 60 
Pontus, William. 92, 93 
Poole, Murray E., 253 
Pope, Thomas, 15S 
Porter, Betty, 108 

mrs. Burr, 192 

captain, 101 

Jonathan, 10S 

lieutenant, 101 

Oliver, 109 

Phebe, 109 

Tabitha, 104 
Pots, Martha, 116 

Thomas, 116 
Poynton, Daniel, 201 
Pratt ) . , . ., 
Prat } Abl S aJ » 54 

Benajah, 54, 92, 93, 182 

Benjamin, 183 

Consider, 108 

Daniel, 183 

Deborah, 54 

Eleazer, 40, 1S4 

Elizabeth, 40, 184 

Elkanah, 182 

Esther, 183 

Hannah, 39, 40, 184 

Jane, 184 

Jonathan, 105 

Joseph, 182 

Joshua, 183 

Katharine Griswold, 255 

Martha, 105, 182 

Mar)-, 54, 183 

Molly, 108 

Patience, 210 

Priscilla, 54 

Sarah, 39, 54, 103, 183 

Susanna, 109 

William, 184 
Pray, Ephraim, 117 

Grace, 117 
Prence, see also Prince 

Mercy, 143 

Patience, 143 

Thomas, 34, 36, 143, 158, 228 
PREVOS, major, 252 
Priest, Degory, 57, 124 



Index of Persons. 



279 



Prixce, see also Prence 

Alice, 42 

George T., 65 

Mercy, 237 

Ruth, 117 

Samuel, 237, 244, 246 

Thomas, 6, 42 
Prior, Deborah, 104 
Proutt, Deborah, 139 
Prouty, Edward, 117 

Elizabeth, 117 
Purmort, mrs. Henry C, 59, 256 
Putnam, Elizabeth, 106 

John, 106 

Quarles, William, 201 
Quin, R. A., 57 
Quincy, mrs. George H., 192 
Mary P., 256 

Randall, Elizabeth, 116 

Joseph, 116 

Lydia, 116 

mrs. Perry A., 1S9 
Rath bun, mrs. Edward Harris, 61 
Rawson, Edward, 119, 120 
Ray, mrs. Charles Henry, 1S9 

Franklin Trowbridge, 255 
Rayment, Alice, 209 

Barnabas. 209 
Raymond, Francis H., 192 

mrs. Henry E., 122 
Rayner ) T , 

REAINER ( J° h11 ' 31 

Reayne, Robert, 10 
Record / T , 
Records \ J ohn > I0 9 

Jonathan, 104 

Remember, 104 

Sarah, 109 
Redding } ^, 

Reddinn } Ebenezer > 38, 40 

Joanna, 40 

Mercy, 3S 
Redford, Charles, 134 
Reed, Edward F., 187 

Martha, 38 

Molly, 109 
Remick )/-.,... 

REMACKf 01111511 ^'^ 1 

mrs. John A., 122 
Revell, John, 201 

RcI.o^s1 G ^eFra„ k !in, 25 6 

Mary, 39, 249 
Nathaniel, 249 
Roscoe Clinton, 256 
mrs. Roscoe Clinton, 256 

Rich, , 62 

John, 96-99 



Richardson, mrs. Albert Emore, 58 

mrs. George E., 58, 1S8 
Richmond, Abigail, 206 

Edward, 206 

Edward Seymour, 1S9 

Elizabeth, 39 

Gerald Hunt, 255 

Joseph, 206 

Lillian Rudderow, 1S9 
Rickard ) ^ . 
Rickah J" Benjamin, 210 

Deborah, 183 

Eleazer, 207 

Elkanah, 210 

Joanna, 207 

John, 1S0, 1S3 

Joseph, 183 

Keturah, 210 

Margaret, 1S0 

Maria, 1S0 

Mary, 180. 1S3 

Priscilla, 183 

Sarah, 180, 207 

Silas, 183 

Solomon, 1S3 

Tabitha, 207 

Thankful, 210 
Rider t 

Ridar [ , 62 

Rided ) 

Bethiah, 160 

Daniel, 162 

Desire, 120 

Dorcas, 162 

Esther, 121 

Hester, 159, 160 

John, 121, 159, 160, 162 

Mehitable, 121 

Mercy, 141, 160 

Nathaniel, 120, 160 

Patience, 162 

Reuben, 143 

Samuel, 159 

Susanna, 143, 162 

Thankful, 160 

Zeruiah, 121 

Zurviah, 160 
Ring, Andrew, 51, 128, 184 

mrs. Charles Arthur, 59 

Deborah, 51 

Elizabeth, 51, 52, 128 

William, 51, 52 

Zeruiah, 184 
Ripley, Betty, 105 

Hannah, 209 

Pernal, 107 

Priscilla, 108 

Sarah, 209 

William, 209 



280 



Index of Persons. 






i 



ROBBINS 

Robins ( ' ' 9 

Elizabeth, 162 
Robinson, Eloise P., 192 

Hamline E., 123 

fohn, 81, 164-167, 170, 171, 225, 
22S 

mrs. W. A., 192 
ROCKWELL, mrs. Charles Bristed, 60 

RoGl RS ) r 

w. , 62 

Ruggers ) 

Abigail, 196, 206 

Alice, 1 14 

Anne, 205 

David, 104 

Elizabeth, 205, 206 

Eunice, 237 

Hannah, [7, 197, 206, 236, 237 

James, 57. 195. 196 

James Swift. 57 

John, 205, 206, 237 

Jc»eph. iSS. 254 

Judah, 17 

Mary. 103, 196 

Mehitable, 17 

Rebecca, 104 

Ruth. 206 

Samuel. 195 

Sarah. 206 

Susan Snow, 192 

Thomas, 60, 124. 125, 1SS-190, 205, 
254. 255 

Wmfred H., 192 
RoOKES, Newman, 201 
ROSE, Elizabeth, 22 

nif>. Henry Bray ton, 190 
Rossi, mrs. Luigi Melano, iSS, 192 
Rouse, Elizabeth, 1 1 1 

John, in. 1 j 2 
Rowley, Sarah. 171 
RoYCE, mrs. Stephen Edmund, 61 
Rudd, , IO! 

Edward Huntting, 56, 122, 192 
Rugci.es, Benjamin. 3S-40 
Russell / 

Emory Poole, 60 
Jonathan, 243 
Martha. 243 
Opal Anna, 191 
Ryder, William IE, 192 
Zachariah, 28 



128, 226 

Abigail. 105, iS 



Samoset, indian 
Samson \ 
Sampson ( 

Anne, 1S3 
Benjamin, 112, iS 
Bethiah, 39. 208 
Deborah, 183 



20S 



1 S3 



Samson j 

Sampson [ Elizabeth, 183 

cont'd ) 

George, 1S3 

Gershom, 39 

Hannah, 106 

Henry, 30, ^3- 5 s - &>» 124 

Jedediah, 1.S3 

Joanna, 208 

Jonathan, 208 

Joseph, 183 

Judith, 183 

Lucy, 104, 105 

Lydia, 210 

Margaret, 1S2 

Martha, 183 

Mary, 208 

Nathaniel, 182 

Philemon, 182 

Priscilla, 20S 

Ruth, 109, 182, 183 

Seth, 183 

Susanna, 183 

Thomas, 182, 210 

Welthea, 183 

William, 183 
Sargent, , 62 

John Smith, 59 

Savage, , 134 

Savery j . 

Savory [ Anms, 90. 91 

Benjamin, 90, 91 

Lois, 107 

Samuel, 107 

Thomas, 90, 91 
Sawyer, John, 233 

Mercy, 233 
Scottow, Joshua, 134 
SEABURY, mrs. Charles Lincoln, 59, 

127, 192 
Sears ^ 

Seares > Daniel, 120, 141, 142 
Seers ) 

Desire, 17 

Hannah, 18, 86 

Holmes, 104, 107 

Hope, 160 

Isaac, S6 

J. Henry, 56 

Joseph, 19 

Joshua, 18, 19 

Josiah, 18 

Mary, 17 

Mercy, 104, 107 

Nathaniel, 19, 89 

Richard, 160 

Ruth, S6 

Samuel, 17-19, 86 

Seth, 86 

Susanna, 18, 89 

Thankful, 160 



Index of Persons. 



28l 



Sele, Benjamin, 247 

Edward, 247 

Elizabeth, 247 

John, 247 

Sellew, , 62 

Sergeant / „ , c 
Sergiant \ Peter - 84 
Seavell \ « 

Showell ( » l ^ 
Sewall. Stephen,' 139 
Seymour, mrs. Horatio, 124 
Sharp, Samuel, 201 
Shaw, Alice, 90, 91 

Desire, 107 

Ebenezer, 250 

Edward Arthur. 61 

Hannah, 250 

Harriet Arline, 122, 187 

Henry Southworth, 56 

John, 90-92, 250 

Jonathan. 91 

Joseph, 249, 250 

Joseph Alden, 188 

Judith, 249, 250 

Martha, 249 

Nathaniel A., 192 

Ruth, 249 

Sarah, 109, 250 

William, 109 

Zachariah, 250 
Shefard, James, 128 
Sherley \ 

Shirley > , 75, 158 

Shurley ) 

James, 10, 16, 158, 200, 201 
Sherman, Bethiah, 237 

Charles Edwin, 58 

Desire, III, 112 

Eunice, 235 

Jane, 235 

John, 235 

Mercy, 237 

mrs. Roger, 59 

Susanna, 236 

William, in, 237 
Shirley, see Sherley 
Shofe, Edward, 114 

Lydia, 1 14 
Short, Hannah. 40 

Silence, 39 
Shurtleff, Barnabas, 208 

Jemima, 208 

Susanna, 208 
Silvester, Desire, 117 

Israel, 117 

Lucretia, 237 

Martha, 1 17 

Mary, 114 

Richard, 117 

Ruth, 117 



Silvester / e , 

confd \ bamue1 ' 2 -37 

Simmons i 

Simons > Aaron, 40 

Symons ) 

Abigail, 1 Si 

Ebenezer, 181 

Elijah, iSi 

Elizabeth. 181 

Hannah, 181, 209 

Job, 1 Si, 209 

John, 1S1 

Martha. 40 

Moses, 15S, 1S1 

Patience, 40, 1S1 

Rebecca. 1S1 

Sarah, 181 
Skeff, Stephen, 5 
Skinner. Elizabeth, 129, 132 
Slade, Abby M. B., 58 

William Lloyd, 190 
Slapf, captain, 10 1 
Slayton, William Taft, 18S. 254 
Slocomb, Harry Austin, 61 

Small, , 62 

Smalley, , 62 

Smart, George T., 56 



Smith \ 



-, 6: 



Smyth r 
Smeth ) 

Abigail, 1 17 
Ada Louise, 61 
Benjamin, 197 
Bennet, iS 
Bertha C, 122 
Bethiah. 121 
Deborah, 22 
Elizabeth, iS 
Elma Elizabeth, 60 
Emma B., 192 
mrs. George Otis, 256 
Grace, 197 
Hannah, 197 
mrs. Henry M., 192 
James, 197 
Jeremiah, 145, 146 
Joshua, 197 
Levi, 197 
Margaret, 115 
Man-, 237 
Melatiah, 39 
Mercy, 121 
Nehemiah, 158 
Phineas, 197 
Ralph. 22 
Samuel, 96—99 
Solomon, 197 
Susanna, 1 15 
Thomas, 123 
W. Scott, 192 






r v; ; 



282 



Index of Persons. 



Snell, Barnabas, 104 

Betty, 106 

Hannah, 104 
Snow \ , 

Sno \ ' 6 - 

Abigail, 1-5 

Alice, 2 

Ann, 23 

Anna, 23 

Anthony, 1, 3-5 

Barna Smith, 253 

Constance, 49 

Edward, 17, iS, 22 

Enos, 19 

Grace, 22 

Isaac Burrows, 59 

Jabez, 22 

John, 19 

Jonathan, 40, 151 

Joseph, 18 

Josiah, 2 

Lydia, 2 

Mark, 23 

Mercy, 237 

Morton McCulloch, 189 

Nathan, 17 

Nicholas, 49 

Prince, 18 

Rebecca, 34, 35 

Ruth, 196 

Sarah, 2, 3, 22, 23, 40 

W. H. Grant, 253 

William. 33-35 
Somerset, John, 128 
Soule y 
Soul > Aaron, 109 

SOULL ) 

Asa, 105 

Benjamin, 182, 210 

Cynthia, 108 

Daniel, 105 

Ebenezer, 182 

Eunice, 106 

George, 46, 57, 58, no 

Hannah, 210 

Horace Homer. _ 

James, 106 

John, 46 

Margaret, 1 10 

Rachel, 10S 

Ruth, 109 

Ruth Howland, 105 

Salvina, 106 

Sarah, 40, 105, 

William, 108 

Zachariah, 1 10 

SoUTHWoRTH 
SOUTHWOOD 

Ichabod, 37 

Jael, 37 



;6, 122 



182 



Constant, no, 1 1 1 



* <59 

iel, is^. 



59 



B. R., 1S7, 188, 



172, 1 



South worth \ 

South wood ' Nathaniel, 37 

contd ) 

Thomas, 70, 1 
Sowther, Nathan 
Sparrow / . . 
SPARO [John, 23, 149 

Jonathan, 23 

Rebecca, 23 

Richard, 15S 
Spoon f.r. ■, 101 

Nathaniel, 2 10 

Phebe, 210 

William, 91 
Sprague, Augustus 

255 
Frank \\ illiam, 57 
Hannah, 237 
Samuel, 3-5. 44-46. 66, 68. 69, 72, 

206, 2ii, 212, 214 
STANDISH, Ebenezer, 183, 184 
Fred Dana, 61 
Hannah. 104. 183, 184 
Ichabod. 38 
Mercy, 184 
Moses. 1S4 
Myles. 47. 4S. 50, 56-58. 60, 61, 77, 

80, Si, 122, 189, 191. 198. 224, 

228, 256 
Phebe, 3S 
Rachel, 107 
Sarah, 107, 184 
Zachariah, 1S3 
Zeruiah, 1S4 
Zerviah, 109 
Stapelton, Samuel. 115 
Staples, Hannah. 184 

Seth, 184 
Starbuck, Nathaniel, 179 



Starr, 



IS8 



Steele, Frank Bartlett, 189 

Frederick M., 59 
Sterling, Archibald, 24 
Stetson, Betty, 105 

Clarence \\\, 192 

Desire, 1 1 7 

Elisha, 2iS-2ro. 222, 223 

Hannah, 1 14 

Ruth Howland, 105 
Stevens, , 62 

mrs. Charles Franklin, 254 
Steward 
Stew t art 
Stuart 
Stuard 
Stuert 
Sturte 

Bethiah. 142, 143 

Deborah, 122 

losenh. 121 



Ellass, 121 



Index of Persons. 



283 



Mary, 121, 142 



Alonzo Walton, 61 



Steward 
Stewart 
Stuart 
Stuard 

Stuert 
Sturte 
cont'd 

Mercy, 121 

Michael, 142 

Patience, 142 

Samuel, 121, 122 

William, 122 
Stimson, John, 101 
Stirling, Archibald, 24 
Stockbridge, Benjamin, 117 

Joseph, 219 

Lydia, 117 

Mercy, 117 

Samuel, 117 
Stodder ) t, • 
Stoder [Benjamin, 114 

Mary, 114 

Rachel, 116 
Stone, Hannah, 17, 18 

Huldah, 19 
Stoughton, Israel, 230 
Strong, Fred Moore, 60 
Stuart, see Stewart 
Sturges 
Sturgis 

Sarah, 180 
Sturtevant, Abigail, 105, 209 

Barze, 107 

Betty, 107 

Caleb, 207 

Clare, 104 

David, 106 

Desire, 183. 210 

Elizabeth, 180, 209 

Eunice, 106 

Fear, 180 

Francis, 207 

Hannah, 103, 180 

Huldah, 103 

Isaac, 180 

James, 207 

Joseph, 209 

Lemuel, 103, 183 

Lois, 106, 107 

Lucy, 209 

Lydia, 207 

Margaret, 107 

Mary, 183 

Mercy, 106, 209 

Moses, 209 

Nabbe, 108 

Nehemiah, 103 

Priscilla, 103 

Rebecca, 180 

Ruth, 209 



Sturtevant \ ~ , 

coned [Samuel, ibj 

Seth, 105 

Simeon, 107 

Susanna, 10S, 207 

William. '180 

Winslow, 108 
SUMERS, Elizabeth, 235 

John, 235 

Mary, 235 

Nathan, 235 
Sumner, John, 97 
Sutton, John, no 
Swan, Clifford M., 122 

Robert T., 56 
Swett, , 62 

Tarbox, mrs. Elizabeth L., 192 
Tayler ) t 
Taylor [ Ann ' 75 

Annie Williams, 190 

mrs. Bertrand Eugene, 253, 254 

Charles Frederick, 190 

Deborah, 103 

George Allen, 191 

Hannah, 116 

John, 19, 57 

mrs. Samuel John, 254 

Thomas, 19 

mrs. Van Derveer, 125 
Terry j . 
Terrey ( Anne ' 2 °S 

Jane Elizabeth, 59 
Thacher I T , 
Thachr J John, 73, 177, 179 

Josiah, 27 

Lydia, 177 

Mary, 27, 179 

Peter, 3S-40, 122 

Rhodolphus, 206 
Thannett, Henry, 158 
Tharpe, Benjamin, 163 

Hannah, 163 

Rebecca, 163 

Thomas, 163 

Zebulon, 163 
Thaxter, John, 119, 120 
Thayer \ , 

Thair \ ' ° 2 

Harry Bates, 59 

Molly, 108 

Sarah, 106 
Thomas, , 62 

Bethiah, 237 

Burton Linwood, 122 

mrs. Clarence E., 190 

Daniel, 237 

Deborah, 4, 233 

Elizabeth, 236 

Elkanah, 109 



'84 



Index of Persons. 



Thomas / T ^ 

conCd \ Lx Penence, 237 


Thompson 1 


Tompson 1 Sarah, 104, 106, ic 


Hannah, 207 


Tomson 236 


Henry, 39 


cont'd J 


Israel, 237 


Sarah Banks, 188 


John, 85, 233. 235 


Susanna, 109, 151 


Joseph, 207, 20S 


Thaddeus, 106 


Lois, 40 


Thomas, 105 


Nathaniel, 2-4, 219-222, 224, 


233, Timothv, 109, 151 


236 


William, 236 


Noah, 106 


Zaccheus, 109 


Ruth, 39 


Zebadiah, 104, 105 


Sally, 106 


Thorned, John, 201 


William, 10 


Thornell, , 10 


Thompson 1 
Tompson > Abel, 107 
Tom son ) 


Thornhill, Matthew, 201 


Thirston, Edward, 115 


Tilden, Abigail, 236, 237 


Abigail, 105 


Caleb, 237 


Adam, 103 


Elizabeth, 117 


Barnabas, 21, 10S 


Experience, 237 


Betsey, 106, 109 


Joanna, 236 


Charity, 10S 


John, 236 


Claire, 104 


Joseph, 201. 236 


David, 109 


Joshua, 237 


Deborah, 104 


Mercy, 1 17 


Ebenezer, 104 


Stephen, 236, 237 


Edward, 236, 237 


Tillky, Edward, 47 


Eliab, 108 


John, 47 


Elizabeth, 107, 108 
Eunice, 106 


Tilson / . , . .« 

TlLLSONf Abl § ai1 ' 181 


Experience, 109 


Anne, 107 


Ezekiel, 107 


Betsey, 152 


Ezra, 104 


Content, 181 


Hannah. 1 04 


Desire, 107 


Huldah, 107 


Ephraim, 105, 152, 181 


Ichabod, 103 


Fear, 105, 152 


Jacob, 21, 37, 108, 109 


Hannah, 181 


Jennet, 109 » 


John, 107, 181 


Joanna, 108 


Jonathan, 181 


John, 21 


Joseph, 107 


Joseph, 108 


Lemuel, 181 


Levi, 106 


Lois, 1S1 


Lois, 104 


Lydia, 105, 181 


Loring, 105 


Martha, 181 


Lucina, 108 


Mary, 108, 1S1 


Lydia, 103 


Mercy, 103, 106, 181 


Margaret Miller, 109 


Molly, 107 


Martha, 105 


Patience. 181 


Mary, 105-107 


Ruth, 106 


Mercy, 104, 109 


Timothy, 1S1 


Molly, 103, 106 


Waitstill, 181 


Moses, 105 


William, 107 


Nathaniel, 106 


Tinkham I 


Nehemiah, 109 
Phebe, 105 


TlNKEHAM Abi jj 
TlNKHA J &»-+-> 


Priscilla, 103, 10S 


Tincom J 


Rachel, 10S 


Ebenezer, 2^>^ IO ° 


Rebecca, 108 


Elizabeth, 39, 40, 99 


Ruhamah, 105 


Ephraim, 29-32, 34, 35. l< >7 


Ruth, 106 


Esther, 32 



Index of Persons. 



285 



George Holden, 123, 124 



TlNKHAM 
TlNK F.HAM 
TlNKHA 

Tin com 
confd 

Hannah, 99 

Helkiah, 99 

Huldah, 107 

Isaac, 99. 

Isaiah, 103 

John, 99 

Joseph, 40, 107 

Lucy, 107 

Lydia, 100 

Martha, 99 

Mary, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 99 

Nathan, 104 

Patience, 38 

Priscilla. 40 

Rachel, 105 

Ruth, 100 

Samuel, 38 

Sarah, 99 

Seth, 38 

Shubael, 40 

Susanna, 103 

Zedekiah, 99 

Zenas, 105 
Tisdall, Anne, 205 

John, 205, 206 

TOBEY ) 

Toby 
To bye 

TOBE J 

Frank B., 192 
negro, 145 
Thomas, 162 
William, 162 
Torrey ) ,, 

TORRY J 1 ^ 1 

James, 117 

Joanna, 116 

Margaret, 1 15 

mrs. Walter Robbins, 123 

William, 115 
Totoo, Porge, 162 

Thankful, 162 
Townson, mis. Andrew Johnston, 
Treat, , 62 

mrs. Erastus Buck, 189 

Samuel, 195-197 

TRE MAINE i 

Treman > , 253 

Truman ) 

Tucker) 

Tucke J ' I2 3 

Anna, 17 

Henry, 36, 37 

Keziah, 142 

Samuel, 17 



Elizabeth, 162 



.unice, 117 



Tupper, Jane, 86 
Turner, , 62 

Amos 43 

Benjamin, 43, 44 

Elisha, 43 

Elizabeth, 1 16 

Everett P., 192 

Ezekiel, 42, 44 

mrs. Frederic A., 122 

Grace, 43 

Harlan Barzillai, 256 

Howard C. iq2 

Humphrey, 15S 
' Isaac, 42 

John, 41, 43-46 

Jonathan, 41. 42, 44, 46 

Joseph, 42, 44, 46 

Lydia, 43 

Margaret, 42 

Martha. 1 17 

Mary, 41, 43, 44 

Nathaniel, 46 

Philip F., 192 

Ruth, 43 

Thomas, 1 17 
TUTTLE, mrs. Elias A., 192 
Twining, Joanna, 22 

Susanna, 23 

William, 22, 23 

Upham, , 62, 253 

Usher, , 134, 

Ellis Baker, 60 

Vandwoser, Tobias, 251 

Van Houten, , 57 

Van Ostrand, mrs. Edwin H., 19: 
Vaughan, Daniel. 38 

Hannah, 37 

Joanna, 37, 40 

Joseph, 37, 3S. 68 

Josiah, 38 

Venabi.k, general, 231 

Vickery } , 

■f / . 02 

VlCORY ) ' 

Rebecca, 19 
Vinall, Mary. 117 

Stephen, 1 17 
Vincent, Mercy, 88 

Philip, 88 
Vining, Floretta, 192 

Wade, Abigail. 105 

Joseph, 1 16 

Ruth, 116 

Thomas, 138 
WADLEYj mrs. Dole, 192 
Wadsworth, Elisha, 206 

Mary, 206 



286 



Index of Persons. 



WaiTE, Henry Edward, 123, 127 

John, 135, 136 
Walker / _ 

Waker [mrs. George H., 192 

John, 23, 197, 198 

Joshua, 19S 

Mehitable, 198 

Mercy, 197, 19S 

Samuel, 198 

Sarah, 23, 19S 

William, 23 
W ALLEN, widow, 158 
WALLIS, Polly, 103 
Walter, mrs. Joel C, 192 
Wamsutta, indian, 35, 36 
Ward, Abigail, 129, 132, 140 

Martha, 132 

Mary, 132 

Samuel, 132, 140, 141 

Thomas, 201 
Warner, Brainard Henry. 190 
Warren ) , 

Warrin [ '°- 

Abigail, 1 

Anna Nightingale, 60 

mrs. Charles H., 57 

Elizabeth, 60, II 8 

James, 211-213 

Joseph, 2 

Rachel, 105 

Richard, 1, 47, 57-61, 1 18, 123-12^ 
188, 190, 191, 254-256 

Sarah, 212, 213 

Winslow, 56, 122, 224 
Washburn ) -, , T ^ 
Washbourn \ Charles L - D - 57 

Edward, 39 

Elisha, 209 

Elizabeth, 39 

Frederic Augustus, Jr., 254 

mrs. Frtderic Augustus, 254 

Jane, 24S, 249 

Martha, 209 

Mary, 107 

Nehemiah, 248, 249 

mrs. Roscoe Stetson, 190 

Silence, 24S 
Waterman } _ _ 
Waiter man j ' 5/ 

Anthony, 1S4 

Caroline F ranees, 61 

Eleazer, 1S4 

Eliphalet, 107 

Elsie, 108 

Esther, 104 

Fear, 105, 180 

Hannah, 105 

Ichabod, 107 

Isaac, 104 

John, iSo, 184 



Waterman \ 
Watterman [ Joseph, 5, 184 
cont'd ) 

Lucy, 104 

Lydia, 184 

Mercy, 109 

Moses, 10S, 152 

Nancy, 152 

Noah, 104 

Parthana, 107 

Perez, 184 

Rebecca, 109 

Robert, 15S 

Sarah, 108, 152, 184 

Silvina, 107 
Watson, Elizabeth, 55 

Elkanah, 55 

George, 94 

John, 55 

Mary, 55 

Mercy, 55 

Pheb'e, 55 
Webb, general, 101, 251 

Webber, , 62 

Webster, Daniel. 230 
Weeks, Amiel, iS 

Andrew G., 192 
• Deborah, 17 

George, 17-19 

Hannah, 19 

Mehitable, 17 
Welch, mrs. Ferdinand, 60 

mrs. George Gregg, 254 
Wensley, Sarah, 236 
Wescoat, James. 39 

Mary, 39 
Wesson, James Leonard, 56, 192 
West, Bessie Mitchell, 191 

Frank, 191 
Weston, Benjamin, 184, 20S 

Daniel, 109 

Hannah, 20S 

Joshua, 20S 

Mercy, 184 

Rebecca, 109 

Thomas, 8, 26, 79 

Wetherell i -c- 

,, r - Eunice, 2 17 

Witherell J ' J/ 

Hannah, 116 

John, 1S6 

Lydia, 1 1 4 

Samuel, 237 
Weyman, mrs. William P., 58, 127 
Wharf, see Whorf 
Wheelding, Hannah, 177 
Wheeler, mrs. Charles Pinckney, 59 
Whippo, James, 243 
White | A , . , r „„ 
Whit [ AbieL 152 

Abigail, 116 



Index of Persons. 



287 



White ) 

Whit > Bethuel, 109 

cont'd ) 

Joel, 152 

John, 112, 201, 236 

Margaret, 152 

Mercy, 237 

Peregrine, 82, 1S7, 226, 256 

Resolved, 82 

Roger, 164-166, 168, 170 

Susanna, 226, 236 

William, S3, 233 

Zerviah, 109 

Whitman ) u . 

Hannah, 210 



Abijah, 103 



Whittman 
Win ton 1 
Whiten I 
Whitten j 

WlTON J 

Abraham, 103 

Alice, 182 

Alpheus, 182 

Azariah, 182 

Bethiah, 182 

Cornelius, 207 

James, 207 

Jedidah, 182 

Joel, 207 

John, 182 

Lydia, 105 

Mary, 105, 207 

Matthew, 207 

Nathan, 207 

Sarah, 104 

Susanna, 207 

Thomas, 182 

Zaccheus, 182 
Whorf ) 
Wharf / 

Edward Henry, 123, 124, 127, 187 

mrs. Edward Henry, 124 
Wicker, Lucy Southworth, 255 

Wight, , 101 

Wilcox, mrs. Ellery Irving, 190 
Willard, Jacob, 53 

Sarah, 53 

Simon, 53 

Susanna, 57 
Williams, Elizabeth, 205, 206 

Roger, 230 

mrs. William Frederick, 60 
Williamson, George, 96-98 

Mary, 235, 236 

Nathan, 235, 236 

Samuel, 236 
Willis, John, 35 
Willmarth, Mary, 116 

Nathaniel, 1 16 
Willmor, Hannah, 114 

Thomas, 114 



62 



Wing | 

WlNGE Q 

Whing f ' ,7, l3 

Whinge J 

Ananias, 204 

Bethiah, 89 

Deborah, 204 

Elizabeth, 18 

Elnathan, 18, 204 

Hannah, S9, 204 

John, 17, 18, 89 

Joseph, iS 

Mary, 18 

Rachel, 204 

Rebecca, 17 

Samuel, iS, 204 
Winslow ) 
Winslowe V Bethiah, 89 
Wislow ) 

Edward, 7, 10. 16, 29, 47, 76, 78, 
81, 82, 113, 128, 198, 224-232 

Eleanor, 17, 18, 237 

Elizabeth, S2-S4, 89, 116, 225 

Faith, 3 

Gilbert, 224, 237 

Isaac, 21, 83, 84, 236 

John, 91 

Josiah, S2 r 85, 231 

Kenelm, 27, 15S, 224 

Lydia, 236 

Mercy, SS, 237 

Nathaniel, 3, S4, 116, 236 

Penelope, 8^ 

Sarah, 236 

Snow, 236 

Susanna, 226 

Thankful, 236 
WlNSOR, Silvina, 107 
Winthrop, John, 229 
Witherell, see Wetherell 
Wixom, Jemima, 23 

Robert, 23 

Wood ) . , , . ,-.„ c 

,, r } Abbie Ellen, 1 26 

Woods \ 

Abijah, 103 

Asaph Soule, 152 

Betty, 108 

Cynthia, 108, 152 

Dulsina, 10S 

Ebenezer, 108, 152 

Elliott, 61 

Elnathan, 40 

Lydia, 99 

Eunice, 151 

Experience, 69-72, 99 

Francis, 109 

Hannah, 40, 99 

Henry Clay, 188 

Isaac, 99 

Jabez, 40 



288 



Index of Ptisans. 



Wood \ 

Woods > James, 69, 71, 72 

cont'd ) 

Jane, 109 

Jennet, 109 

John, 40, 99 

mrs. John James, 254 

Judah, 106 

Keziah, 99 

Leonard, 60 

Mary, 40, 99 

Mary Hudson, 152 

Olive Soule, 152 

mrs. Palmer Gaylord, 57, 123 

Salvina, 106 

Samuel, 68, 71 

Sarah, 40, 99 

Silence, 152 

Solomon, 99 

Susanna, 103 

Tabitha, 106 

Thankful, 40 

Thomas, 40 

Timothy, 106 

William, 103 
Woodman, Edward, 129, 130, 137-139 

John, 129, 130, 138, 139 

Remember, 129, 130, 132. 137-140 
Woods, see Wood 
Woodward ) 



Woodwarth , 

WOODWORTH ) 

Elizabeth, 116 
Margaret, 236 
Mary, 1 1 7 
Samuel W., 192 



"5 



Woodward 
Woodwarth , 
Woodworth Sarah, 11 5 
contd 

Theron Royal, 59 

mrs. William, Jr., 61 
Worden, Mary, 27 

Peter, 27 
Worthington, Harry Cushman, 59 
Wright, Abigail, 105 

Adam, 183 

mrs. Charles Henry, 57 

Isaac, 209 

Joseph, 209 

Mary, 209 

Mehitable, 183 

Nathan, 183 

Richard, 201 

Susanna, 209 

Thankful, 104 



££■}>*» .7. .3 

Yergason, Henry C, 125 
Young, , 62 

Bethiah, 121 

Dinah, 120 

Elisha, 121 

Israel, 98, 196 

Jedidah, 120 

John, 120 

Jonathan, 96, 97 

Katharine, 196 

lieutenant colonel. 101 

Mary, 195 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



Abington, Mass., 104 
Albany, N. Y., 102, 124, 1S8, 251 
Alford, Mass., 123 
America, 24, 225, 229 
Ann Arbor, Mich., 61 
Assawamset Neck, 71 
Atlantic, Mass., 254 

AUBURNDALE, MASS., I 23 

Augusta, Me., 6i 
austerfield, eng., 225 

Bacon's Creek, 242 

Baltimore, Md., 18S, 189 

Bangor, Me., 187 

Barbadoes, 47 

Barnstable, Mass., 18, 57, 62, 63, 

96, 128, 146, 171, 177, 180, 186, 

207. 237, 23S, 243, 244, 246 
Barre, Mass., 253 
Barstow's Hill, 42 
Becket, Mass., 253 
Belmont, Mass., 254 
Beloit, Wis.. 60 
Benefield, Eng., 174, 175 
Bergen, N. J., 57 
Berkley, Mass., 105 
Berwyn, Pa., 255 
Billingsgate, 19, 144 
Boat Meadow, 144 
Boston, Mass., 6, 18, 56-58, 117, 

122-124, 127, 128, 130, 135, 

138, 173, 187, 188, 193, 229- 

251, 253, 254 
Breda, 165 
Brewster, Mass., 17, 63, 127, 

191, 192 
Bridgewater, Mass., 23^ 34> 39' 

103-109, 116, 117, 247-250 
Bristol, R. I., 60, 126, 180 
Brookfield, Mass., 123 
Brookline, Mass., 57, 172, 188 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 189, 255 
Buffalo, N. Y., 59, 189, 255 
Burial Hill, 52, 217 
Burlington, Vt., 58 



Calais, Me., 61 
Cambridge, Mass., 57, 122, 
Canandaigua, N. Y., 58 
Canderhook, N. Y., 251 
Cape Ann, Mass., 80 



Cape Cod. 47. 53, 62-64, 126-128, 192 
Cape Girardeau, Mo., 57 
Cape May, Del., 177 
Charleston, S. C, 124 
Charlestown, Mass., 117 
Chatham, Mass., 63, 120, 121, 141, 

142, 143, 192 
Chattanooga, Tenn., 57 
Chelsea, Mass.. 122 
Cheyenne, Wy . 125 
Chicago, III., 59, 123, 124, 1S7, 189 
Cincinnati, O., 60, 125, 253 
Clark's Island, 225 
Claverick. X. Y., 251 
Cleveland, O., 172, 255 
72, Connecticut, 224 
191, Connecticut River. 229 

Cornwall Hollow, Conn., 60 

Dartmouth, Mass., 34-36, 142 

Dedham, Mass.. i iS 

Delft Haven, Netherlands, 225 

Denmark, 231 

Dennis, Mass., 63, 192 

Detroit, Mich., 61, 191 

District of Columbia, 60, 125, 189, 

255 
Dorchester, Mass., 229, 253 
Doty's Meadow, 71 
Dover, N. H., 254 
Droitwich, P^ng., 224 
Durham, N. H., 61 
Duxbury, Mass., 23, 30-33, 46, 92, 

104, 107, 114, 115, 158, 205. 230 

East Boston, Mass., 229 
East Braintree, Mass., 5S 
Eastham, Mass., 17, 18, 22, 63, 96-98, 

121, 126-12S, 141-144, 146-149, 

185, 192, 195-19S 
England, 77, 153, 15S, 165, 166, 168, 
- 170, 175. 177. 198,224, 225, 228-231 
Essex County, Mass., 129, 138, 141 
Evanston, III., 59, 124 
Evansville, Ind., 189 

Fall River, Mass., 57 
229, 254 Falmouth, Mass., 63, 142 

Fitch burg, Mass., 127 
Fort Douglas, Utah, 57, 123 
Fort Edward, N. Y., ioi, 251 



118, 

137. 
232, 

187, 

40, 



290 



Index of Places. 



Fort Wayne, Ind., 1S9 
Fort William Henry, N. 

102, 251, 252 
Freetown, Mass., -?S, 116 



101, 



Galloway, 25 

Gardner, Mass., iSS 

Goods feed's Creek, 242 

Governor's Island, Boston, 6 

Gray, Me., 109, 152 

Great Meadow, 70 

Great Neck, L. I., 123 

Green Harbor, Mass., 91, 233, 235 

Grkknsboro, Ala., 254 

Greenwich, 103, 104 

Gurnet, 46, 11 1 

Halifax, Mass., 103-109, 151, 152, 180 
Halieax, N. S., 6. 7 
Hanover, Mass., 105 
Hartford, Conn., i, 63, 1S9, 229 
Harwich, Mass.. 17, 63, 86. 141, 144, 

140, 202 

II f ruing 1>rook, 144 

Hingham, Mass., 57. 58, 83, 105, 118, 

119, 123. 217, 234 
Hinsdale, Mass., 123 
Hi ianiola, W. I., 231, 232 

IIo-J LAND, 2 28 

Honolulu, H. I., 59, 255 
Howell, Mich., 61 
Huntingdonshire, Eng., 173-175 
Hyannis, Mass., 1S0 
Hyde Park, Vt., iSS 

Illinois, 59, 124, 1S9 
Indianapolis, Ind., 124 
Ipswich, Mass., 130, 132, 135, 137 
Irvington, N. V., 59 
Ithaca, N. Y., 253 

Jamaica, L. I., 59 
Jamaica, W. I., 231 
Jewell's Island, 239-241 

K.EMISEY, Eng., 224 

Kennebec, 224, 2 28 

Killingly, Conn., 106 

Kingston, Mass., 39, 103, 107, 109, 217 

La Crosse, Wis., 60 
Lakenham, 70 

Lansing, Mich., 191 
Lawrence, N. V., 58 
Lee, Mass.. 187 
Leicester, Mass., 187 
Leominster. Mass., 254 
Lewiston, Me., 61, 256 
Lexington, Mass., 253 



Leyden, Netherlands, 77, 164, 165, 

167, 16S, 170, 171, 1S7, 192. 225 
Little Compton, R. I., 243 

London, Eng., 24, 26, 47, 77, So, Si, 

165, 173-175. 200, 227, 231, 232 
Louisburg, C. B., 172, 173, 177, 1S0 
Lowell, Mass., 254 
Lynn, Mass., 57, 123, 175 

Machias, Me., 256 

Madison, Wis., Go, 125, 187, 190 

Maine, 61, 126, 256 

Major's Purchase, 205 

Malden, Mass., 188, 253, 254 

Marblehead, Mass., 129-131, 133, 

Marquette, Mich., 124 
Marshfield, Mass., i, 4, 5, 72, 82-64, 

110-112, 175, 177, 226, 230, 233 
Maryville, Mo., 123 
Massachusetts, 4, 56, 101, 122, 129, 

1S7, 224, 229-231, 246, 253 
m ait a reset, 2 
Medfield, Mass., 105, 187 
Medford, Mass., 123 
Merry Mount, 229 
Michigan, 61, 191 
Middleborough, Mass., 37-40, 42, 

65-71,82, 103, 105, 106, 108, 109, 

123, 205, 206, 254 
Milton, Mass., 36 
Milwaukee, Wis., 60, 125, 127 
Minneapolis, Minn., 255 
Mohegin, 194 
Moline, III., 57 
Monponset, Mass., 213 
Montgomery, Mass., 57 
Mt. Airy, Pa., 189 
Mt. Hope, R. I., 226 

Namasket, 2, 70 

Namassakett, III 

Namskakett, 144 

Nantucket, 179, 180 

Narragansett Swamp, R. I., 179 

New Bedford, Mass., 253, 254 

New Britain, Conn., 128 

Newcastle, Me., 256 

New England, 26, 66, 83, 137, 153, 

226, 230, 231, 252 
Newfoundland, 173 
Newfound Marsh, 43 
New London, Conn., 57, 194. 2 S5 
Newport, R. L, 115, 116 
New Scotland, 25, 26 
Newton Centre, Mass., 57, 253, 254 
Newtonville, Mass., 58, 254 
New York, 57-59. 61, 65, 124, 188, 

189, 255 
North River, Mass., 4? 



Index of Places. 



291 



Norton, Mass., 57, 105, 253 
Norwalk, Conn., 60 
Norwell. Mass., 123 
Norwich, Conn., 194 
Nottingham, N. H., 58 

Ohio, 59, 125 

Omaha, Neb., 125 

Orleans, Mass., 22, 63, 126, 127, 192, 

195 
Orrington, Me., 61 
Oshkosh, Wis., 60 

Parkersburg, W. Va., 190 

Pawtucket, R. I., 190 

Pelham, Mass., 123 

Pembroke, Mass., 40, 103, 104, 106- 
109 

Pennsylvania, 124, 189, 255 

Peru, Mass., 123 

Philadelphia, Pa., 58, 65, 254 

Piney Point, 91 

Plain Dealing, 157, 158 

Plainville, O., 125 

Plymouth, Eng., 113 

Plymouth, Mass., 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 20, 
23, 29, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 48-53, 63, 
65-69, 7i» 7 2 > 79. 82, 85, 90, 91, 
93-95, 99, 107, no, 113, 114, 116, 
122, 12S, 153, 164, 167, 170, 174, 
J 75> l8 5> 191. 198-200, 206-208, 
211-214, 217-222, 224-232, 237 

Plympton, Mass., 20-22, 39, 103-109, 
151, 1 So, 184, 206, 207 

Pochey Island, 144 

Pontiac, Mich., 61 

Portland, Me., 58, 61, 256 

Port Royal, N. S., 180 

Portsmouth, R. I., 115 

Powder Point, iii 

Princeton, Mass., 123 

Providence, R. I., 57, 58, 60, 61, 128, 
190, 191 

Provincetown, Mass., 63, 122, 126, 
127, 192, 225 

Raynham, Mass., 103, 104, 108 

Redlands, Cal., 57 

Rehoboth, Mass., 116 

Rhode Island, 60, 126, 190, 230 

Rochester, Mass., 40, 107, 112, 114, 

246 
Rochester, N. Y., 58, 123, 255 
Rockville, Conn., 58 

Sable Island, 25 
Sac City, Iowa, 187 
Saconet, 84 

Salem, Mass., 112. 129-131, 136-138, 
141, 158, 175, 253 



San Antonio, Texas, 190 
Sandwich, Mass., 31, 36, 63, 177, 186, 

237. 244 
Sandy Hill, N. Y., 127, 255 
Saratoga, N. Y., ioi 
Savannah, Ga., 1S9 
Scituate, Mass., 41, 42, 45, 46, 112, 

113-117, 12S, 207 
Scotland, 25 
Scrooby, Eng., 225 
Shanghai, China, 57 

SlPPECAN, 239 

Sixteen Shilling Purchase, 68, 71 

Skorton, 239, 240, 242 

Skowhegan, Me., 256 

Skunk an et, 239 

Somlrville, Mass., 57, 123, 254 

Southborough, Mass., 253 

South Braintree, Mass., 253 

Southbridge, Mass., 12S, 253 

Southport, Conn., 61 

South River, 2 

Spanish West Indies, 231 

Springfield, Mass., 61 

Stage Beach, 46 

St. Albans, Yt., 61 

St. Johns, N. F.. 173 

St. Joseph, Mo., 254 

St. Louis, Mo., 61 

St. Paul, Minn., 254 

Succonett, 84 

Sudbury, Mass., 253 

Swansea, Mass., 179, 227 

Syracuse, N. Y., 187 

Takoma Park, D. C, 125 

Taunton, Mass., 38-40, 57, 117, 119 

Titicut River, 82 

Toledo, O., 60 

Toneset, 144 

Topsfield, Mass., 253 

totosneck, 239 

Truro, Mass., 18,62,63, 126, 127, 187, 

191, 192 
Twenty Six Mens Purchase, 68 
Tyringham, Mass., 253 

Unkatey, Mass., 36 

Vernon ville, O., 125 
Vicksburg, Miss., 57 
Virginia, 28, 153, 168 

Wakefield, R. I., 190 
Walpole, Mass., 123 
Waltham, Mass., 56-58 
Wareham, Mass., 107, 108 
Warren, R. I., 61 

Washington, D. C, 57, 60, 189, 190, 
256 



292 Index of Places. 

Waterloo, Iowa, 189 Wisconsin. 60, 125, 190 

Waterman, III., 1S7 Wollaston, Mass., 56, 57, 123, 187 

Waterville, Me., 61 Woon Island, 91 

Wellfleet, Mass., 65, 96, 126, 127, 192 Woonsocket, R. I.. 61 

Wf.stborough, Mass., 1S7 Worcester, Mass., 187, 188, 254 

West Nkwton, Mass., 123, 127 Worcestershire, Eng., 225 

West Union, Iowa. 125 Wyncote, Pa., 124 

Weymouth, Mass.. 253 

Wilkes Barre, Pa., 124 Xenia, O., 59 

Wii.k ins burg, Pa., 190 

Wilmington, O., 60 Yarmouth, Mass., 27, 28, 63, 72, 141, 

Winthrop, Mass., 58 142, 159-163, 177, 180 

Winthrop, Me., 61, 126 Yonkers, N. Y., 59, 127, 128 

NVintiirop's Island, 6 Ypsilanti, Mich., 253 



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